[R-SIG-Mac] Tcl/Tk issues in arm64 build of R 4.1.0
Prof Brian Ripley
r|p|ey @end|ng |rom @t@t@@ox@@c@uk
Sat Sep 18 08:20:44 CEST 2021
On 09/09/2021 19:03, John Fox wrote:
> Dear Simon, Philippe, and list members,
> I've encountered some Tcl/Tk-related issues with the Apple silicon arm64
> build of R 4.1.0 for macOS. These issues affect the Rcmdr package,
> although they don't prevent it from working:
> (1) Some fonts that are available for the Intel build appear to be
> missing from the arm64 build. Compare the screen shots of the Rcmdr main
> window at
> (Intel build) and
> (arm64 build). This problem is purely aesthetic.
> (2) The Tcl/Tk Tktable package is apparently absent from the arm64 build
> but still present in the Intel build. The Rcmdr detects its absence and
> suppresses some features (i.e., those requiring the Rcmdr data editor).
> I understand that the Tktable package is problematic and it may have
> been removed intentionally.
> The Tcl/Tk Tablelist package would be a reasonable substitute, and were
> it available, I could use it to restore the missing features in the
> Rcmdr. I'm aware that Philippe Grosjean planned to incorporate Tablelist
> in his tcltk2 package, but as far as I know, that plan hasn't yet
> materialized. If I knew how to supply a Tcl/Tk package in an R package,
> I could put Tablelist directly in the Rcmdr.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
To close this circle, Simon has provided
If you install that, it updates Tk and adds Tktable, solving both
problems. (As the Tcl/Tk installation is shared between R versions,
this will fix 4.1.0 as well as 4.1.1. It will be incorporated in future
Brian D. Ripley, ripley using stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
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