[Rd] RAqua with X11 TclTk

Stefano Iacus jago at mclink.it
Sat Nov 8 17:50:34 MET 2003

On Sabato, nov 8, 2003, at 17:36 Europe/Rome, Jan de Leeuw wrote:

> That's a somewhat unfortunate step back, and a rather drastic hack
> to get around the eventloop problem.

yes, but only for 1.8.1, event loop changes requires time and it is  
planned not before 1.9.0

> I make two versions of the tcltk
> package, one in RAqua, one in /usr/local/lib/R/library (the X11  
> version).
> I then make softlinks from all packages in  /usr/local/lib/R/library to
> ~/Library/RAqua/library and then remove the softlinks to the packages
> that are already in RAqua (including tcltk). Now the Emacs and
> terminal versions use the X11 version and RAqua uses the Aqua
> version of tcltk. http://gifi.stat.ucla.edu/pub gives the deatils,  
> including
> the ~/.emacs one needs.

Jan, the AquaTclTk does not seem to work fine at the moment.
I can say more: you can try to run (from CRAN RAqua which is AquaTclTk)  
the R cmd line from an xterm and load the tcltk library. And you have  
Aquatcltk from X11 !

> I have no build problems in Panther, except the problem with g77-3.4
> when compiling tseries.
apparently we cannot build correctly R-devel on Panther. Try to launch  
x11() from RAqua console built on Panther using Apple's gcc and please  
let us know if it works for you.

> Go back to g77-3.3 for this and you're fine. Panther
> fixes the pty bug in Darwin, and thus R now functions fine in Carbon,
> command line, and X11 Emacs using X11 graphics. See
> http://members.shaw.ca/akochoi-emacs/index.html
> On Nov 8, 2003, at 8:19, Stefano Iacus wrote:
>> I've built a version of RAqua that uses X11 TclTk and NOT AquaTclTk.
>> http://www.economia.unimi.it/R/RAquaX11.dmg   (15 MB disk image)
>> The idea is that you: launch RAqua, launch X application (the X  
>> Server), and from inside R type
>> x11() # just tt set DISPLAY to :0.0. Eventually close this window  
>> device, we don't need this.
>> load(tcltk)
>> quartz()
>> demo(tkdensity)
>> It works on my Panther machine as well and it comes with three  
>> installers for: libreadline, tcltk (the X11 version) and the libxml2  
>> in case you want to use the prebuilt XML package.
>> Thomas Lumley has found oddities in configuring/building R on Panther  
>> so I built it on Jaguar and it works as well on panther.
>> I would like to propose this version of RAqua for R-1.8.1, i.e. built  
>> only against X11/tcltk.
>> This will allow one binary only for R that can run tcltk from Emacs  
>> or phyton for example.
>> Could you please test it on Jaguar and Panther before the end of the  
>> next week?
>> I've built this version with the following config
>> ./configure --enable-R-shlib --with-blas='-framework vecLib'  
>> --with-lapack --with-aqua
>> Of course, I have built from sources tck and tk 8.4.4.
>> If you want to do this take care to configure and build the tcl/tk  
>> sources from inside the "unix" directory.
>> stefano
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