Re: [R] tcl/tk problem

From: Jari Oksanen <>
Date: Thu 28 Apr 2005 - 16:43:30 EST

On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 15:57 -0700, Jennifer Skene wrote:
> > library(grasper)
> Loading required package: mgcv
> This is mgcv 1.1-8
> Loading required package: MASS
> Loading required package: tcltk
> Error in dyn.load(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now)) :
> unable to load shared library
> "/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library/tcltk/libs/":
> dlcompat: dyld: /Applications/ can't open
> library: /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.6.dylib (No such file or directory,
> errno = 2)
> Error: .onLoad failed in loadNamespace for 'tcltk'
> Error: package 'tcltk' could not be loaded
> However, tcl/tk appears to be there:
> > capabilities()
> jpeg png tcltk X11 GNOME libz http/ftp sockets
> libxml fifo cledit IEEE754 bzip2 PCRE
> Does anyone know of a solution to this?

capabilities() shows that your R was compiled with tcltk support: it doesn't tell you that there are tcltk libraries. Moreover, if you want to have help, you should be more specific about your system: it seems to be MacOS 10 (as B.D. once said (almost), we don't need to X's). If you haven't installed Tcl/Tk in your Mac, it isn't there. See R for MacOS X FAQ which tells you how to get Tcl/Tk (like they write it themselves: tcltk is a Danish translation into R). While you're getting that for your system, you should also install X11. The error message seems to come from missing X11 libraries. X11 libraries ship with MacOS 10.3.* (perhaps from 10.2.8?) installation CD/DVD, but they are not in the default installation. So you must install them specifically. If they are not in your MacOS installation media, you can look at the R for MacOS X FAQ how to get them (which probably points to, but you have to register to use their services). I'm not sure how grasper works, but it may be that you must start X11 yourself in Mac R before calling grasper. But before this, you probably have some installation to do.

You can find F For Mac OS X FAQ from the Help entry of the upper panel in or through CRAN.

cheers, jari oksanen

Jari Oksanen <>

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