Re: [R] Where is the tcltk package? --- Summary

From: Rolf Turner <>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:37:08 +1200

Summary of what I've learned:

(1) The tcltk package ***comes with R***; one does not install it from CRAN.

(2) In order for it to work, you need to have the *development* version of
tcltk installed on your system.

(3) Under Ubuntu Linux you can obtain the aforesaid development version by:

     sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev

(I still don't know what one does if that number 8.5 changes --- as new
releases come about. How does one find out the number of the latest release of tcl/tk?)

I hope that this may be of use to someone in the future.


         Rolf Turner

P. S. Another thing I learned over the course of this inquiry is that I can get the binary of R for Ubuntu (and save a bit of time and effort over the process of installing from source) via

     sudo apt-get install r-base r-base-dev

         R. T. mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Fri 08 Apr 2011 - 02:39:16 GMT

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