[R] Trouble with SciViews-R 0.7-3, SciViews R 0.8-7, and Tinn-R 1.16.1.5

From: Bing Ho <2bingho_at_stanford.edu>
Date: Wed 03 Aug 2005 - 10:42:14 EST


Hello everybody,

I am new to using Windows and R, and have been experimenting with various packages.

I recently installed R 2.1.1 under Windows XP SP2, and tried installing the latest versions of SciViews (0.7-6, and R package 0.8-7 found on the sciviews.org website), and also Tinn-R 1.16.1.5 stable. I have also been experimenting with R Commander 0.9-14 stable, 1.0-2 stable, and also tried 1.1 unstable (along with dependent packages).

Oddly, although the installer for SciViews says version 0.7-3, the About dialog box says 0.7.6. I am not certain which is the correct version.

I have confirmed incompatibility with the latest stable and unstable R Commander and SciViews (recently noted by Grosjean in R-help). R Commander 0.9-14 does work with SciViews 0.7.6 (.3?), but also produces the previously reported error that R Commander is not installed (answering "No" to installing, will allow the correct dialog box to open).

I have noticed the following additional two behaviours which have consistently been produced.

  1. After installing SciViews 0.8-7 package from the SciViews website, the call-tip functionality is broken in Tinn-R 1.16.1.5 stable. Downgrading, or installing, the SciViews 0.8-6 from CRAN restores, or enables, this functionality.
  2. The Packages menu in SciViews-R 0.7.3 is hopelessly broken for me (at least under R 2.1.1). The only menu option that works sometimes, for reasons I am unable to elucidate, is Load packages (the first option); however, many times Rconsole crashes altogether. The other menu choices result in nothing happening. I am able to replicate this behaviour with multiple fresh installs of R 2.1.1, SciViews 0.7-6 (3?) (and SciViews 0.8.7 package), and tcltk2 0.7-4.

I am not sure that these reports matter since it appears that SciViews will shortly be updated, but since I found no mention of these issues, I am hopeful that the next version may fix them.



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