Re: [R] Tcl/Tk not working on Mac OS X

From: Roy Mendelssohn <>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 09:41:02 -0800

Hi Aaron:

Look at:

Do take time to read the R Posting FAQ. A query to the mail-list archive would have shown that this problem has been discussed repeatedly.

HTH, -Roy M.

On Mar 6, 2008, at 9:34 AM, Aaron Solomon Adelman wrote:

> Greetings.
> Yesterday I decided to try out Rcmdr, but it refused to load. I
> traced the problem to the library tcltk, which when I tried to load it
> told me this:
>>> library(tcltk)
>> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... Error in fun(...) :
>> Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:
>> This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.
>> Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'tcltk'
>> Error: package/namespace load failed for 'tcltk'
> I then tried reinstalling R. The R-GUI and R-Framework parts
> installed OK, but the gfortran and tcltk parts failed to install, even
> when trying to do so separately.
> Other relevant information:
> MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16 Ghz, 3 GB RAM, 120 GB hard drive
> Mac OS X 10.5.2
> Any idea what's going on? Thanks in advance for any help anyone can
> provide.
> Aaron
> -----
> Aaron Solomon Adelman, PhD
> Epidemiologist/statistician/computer expert
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> PLEASE do read the posting guide
> guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

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