Re: [R] Where is the tcltk package?

From: Rolf Turner <r.turner_at_auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 12:55:19 +1200

On 08/04/11 12:40, Erik Iverson wrote:
> On 04/07/2011 07:32 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
>> On 08/04/11 12:22, Erik Iverson wrote:
>>> Rolf,
>>>
>>> What does
>>>
>>>> capabilities("tcltk")
>>> return?
>> FALSE
> I believe R needs to be compiled with tcltk support for the package to work. Do
> you compile your own version or use a package manager (e.g., on Ubuntu)? If you
> have TCL/TK installed in a "standard" location, all should be well I think.

I installed R from source; couldn't figure out how to get a Ubuntu binary. I forget the details (it was a while ago) but nothing seemed to work.

I think I have the tcl/tk stuff in a ``standard location'':

     /usr/lib/libtcl8.4.so.0
     /usr/lib/libtcl8.5.so.0
     /usr/lib/libtk8.4.so.0
     /usr/lib/libtk8.5.so.0
     /usr/share/tcltk/tcl8.4
     /usr/share/tcltk/tcl8.5
     /usr/share/tcltk/tk8.4
     /usr/share/tcltk/tk8.5

> See:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html#Tcl_002fTk
>
> On my Ubuntu machine, I have both the "tcl" and the "tk" packages installed
> through Synaptic (the package manager).
I don't grok ``Synaptic''. I have installed various stuff using ``sudo apt-get install ....'' --- that's about as far as my capabilities extend.

     cheers,

         Rolf Turner



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