[R] how to suppress some tk dialogs

From: jiho <jo.irisson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 15:55:23 +0100

Dear List,

I noticed that, when executing R without X11 (e.g. on a remote machine without X forwarding), when R needs to display a Tk dialog (e.g. when presenting the list of mirrors for install.packages,or of available packages containing help on a given keyword) it replaces it by a simple numbered text list. I would love this behaviour to be the default, even when I have X11, since I find it quicker and less intrusive[1]. Is that possible?
man R, RSiteSearch and google were not helpful, it seems that everybody is trying to get Tk to work rather than trying to suppress it...

Thanks in advance.

[1] I am mainly using R in a simple terminal on OS X (X11 is usually not running, so each TK dialog has to start the whole X server) or via ssh to a remote machine (each Tk dialog has to start my local X server and needs to be sent through the network, twice as painful). This may give you the reason behind this seemingly strange question.



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