[BioC] recipe for installing and using Bioconductor with Mac OS X 10.3 and R GUI 1.9

James Wettenhall wettenhall at wehi.edu.au
Wed Apr 14 04:11:06 CEST 2004

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Simon Kidd wrote:
> others) packages.  Other than some problems with tcltk and limmaGUI 

Yes, last time I installed limmaGUI on Mac OS X, it certainly 
took some effort.  One issue with Mac OS X is that there are two 
different tcltk's : Aqua Tcl/Tk and X11 Tcl/Tk, and they are not 
compatible.  So if you are installing the Tcl/Tk extensions 
requied by limmaGUI (Tktable and BWidget) you have to be careful
you don't mix these Tcl/Tk versions, otherwise you will get 
strange errors like "undefined systemWindowBody color".  

To see your Tcl/Tk search path, type :


I think the R-Mac experts (Jan de Leeuw, Stefano Iacus etc.) 
have been working pretty hard to make the R-Tcl/Tk stuff easier 
to install on OS X.

While I don't use a Mac regularly, I do have access to Macs so 
if anyone has any specific questions about installing limmaGUI 
on OS X, I'd be happy to help.  There are a few rough notes on 


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