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

From: Philippe Grosjean <phgrosjean_at_sciviews.org>
Date: Thu 04 Aug 2005 - 02:01:15 EST

Hello Bing Ho,

This is a shame to me: I have not fixed yet all incompatiblities between R 2.1.X, Rcmdr 1.X and SciViews-R. I know all these bugs and I am working on them. I just add today to the http://www.sciviews.org/SciViews-R page that the current version of SciViews-R is only compatible with R 2.0.X and with Rcmdr 0.9-X to avoid further confusion.

Concerning the broken call-tip functionnality in Tinn-R with SciViews 0.8-7, it is by purpose. The call-tip server is not started by default anymore, starting from version 0.8-7 (on CRAN, I currently leave version 0.8-6). This is for better compatibility with Rpad that I made this change. For version 0.8-7, the way to start the DDE server is explained in the man pade of guiDDEInstall(). Before version 0.8-7, you started the call-tip server automatically at the loading of the package, thus with:
> library(svIDE)

Starting from version 0.8-7, you can do either:
> option(use.DEE = TRUE) # Force starting the DDE server when svIDE loads
> library(svIDE)

or:
> library(svIDE)
> guiDDEInstall() # Start the server manually

Best,

Philippe

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Bing Ho wrote:

> 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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