[Rd] slow tcl/tk

Adrian Dusa dusa.adrian at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 00:31:17 CET 2007

Dear list,

Building my QCAGUI package using Rcmdr 1.3.0, under R 2.6.0 (using Kubuntu 
Gutsy) I noticed the library starts visibly slower than... somewhere in the 

I used the same version of Rcmdr under previous versions of R and the tcl/tk 
window used to open instantly. Under the current version though, the window 
take seconds to open: first it builds the base window, then the menus and 
finally the complete window.

The whole process takes about five seconds.
I don't think it has anything to do with the Linux version, because I noticed 
the same behavior under the previous one as well.

Is there something changed about tcl/tk in R 2.6.0?

Thanks in advance,

Adrian Dusa
University of Bucharest
Faculty of Sociology and Social Work
9, Schitu Magureanu Bd.
Bucharest sector 5
Tel./Fax: +40 21 3126618 \
          +40 21 3120210 / int.101

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