Re: [Rd] slow tcl/tk

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 13:55:22 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 31 Oct 2007, John Fox wrote:

> Dear r-devel list members,
>
> As Adrian is aware, I've observed the same behaviour in R 2.6.0, in my case
> under Ubuntu Gutsy. It's my impression that the slowness of dialogs to
> display is true more generally of tcltk windows, but is particularly
> apparent for the main Rcmdr window because, I suspect, of its complexity.
>
> Since I'd like to insure that the Rcmdr works reasonably well under Linux
> systems, it would help to know the source of the problem.

We think it is solved in R-patched: can you try that?

>
> Thanks,
> John
>
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: r-devel-bounces_at_r-project.org
>> [mailto:r-devel-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of Adrian Dusa
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 7:31 PM
>> To: r-devel_at_r-project.org
>> Subject: [Rd] slow tcl/tk
>>
>>
>> Dear list,
>>
>> Building my QCAGUI package using Rcmdr 1.3.0, under R 2.6.0
>> (using Kubuntu
>> Gutsy) I noticed the library starts visibly slower than...
>> somewhere in the past.
>>
>> I used the same version of Rcmdr under previous versions of R
>> and the tcl/tk window used to open instantly. Under the
>> current version though, the window take seconds to open:
>> first it builds the base window, then the menus and finally
>> the complete window.
>>
>> The whole process takes about five seconds.
>> I don't think it has anything to do with the Linux version,
>> because I noticed the same behavior under the previous one as well.
>>
>> Is there something changed about tcl/tk in R 2.6.0?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Adrian
>>
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>> Romania
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