Re: [R] how to suppress some tk dialogs

From: jiho <>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 16:21:26 +0100

On 2008-February-05 , at 16:13 , Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Without reproduction instructions we have to guess at what you are
> doing.

Sorry to not have included some. I did not think it was relevant since this was not directly a coding issue. I'll be more thorough in the future.

> But I think the answer is in the help for options(), and more
> obvious from ?chooseCRANmirror (which seems to be one of the
> functions you are using).

Indeed, the option to set is

Thank you very much!

> On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, jiho wrote:
>> 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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