[Rd] Mac and tcltk

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Fri May 15 15:24:37 CEST 2009

On May 15, 2009, at 8:11 AM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> Does the Mac version of R include tcltk?   There is a section in the  
> R Mac FAQ:
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/RMacOSX-FAQ.html#TclTk-issues
> about tcltk issues on R for Mac but its not clear to me from this
> whether tcltk is
> or is not included and I don't have a Mac to try it out.

Gabor, the full universal binary disk image (.dmg) does include tcl/tk  
if the user installs R that way. The 'mini' image does not, so would  
require the user to install tcl/tk separately.

More info here:


Supplemental tools for OSX, including tcl/tk, are available from:


One can of course also build from source code on OSX, which is what I  
do. More information on that approach is at:





Marc Schwartz

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