[Rd] Tcl.Tk Tktable package missing from R 4.0.0 on Windows

Fox, John j|ox @end|ng |rom mcm@@ter@c@
Mon May 4 15:33:47 CEST 2020

Dear Jeroen,

Thank you very much for doing this.

I understand from other (off-list) correspondence that there is an intention to remove Tktable from the macOS distribution of R when Tcl/Tk is updated there, and so a more permanent solution is probably to provide Tktable via an R package. I plan to pursue that possibility.


> On May 4, 2020, at 3:01 AM, Jeroen Ooms <jeroenooms using gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 6:15 PM Fox, John <jfox using mcmaster.ca> wrote:
>> Dear R-devel list members,
>> The Tktable package for Tcl/Tk is apparently missing from the Windows distribution of R 4.0.0. I (actually a user of the Rcmdr package) discovered this when trying to use the new-data-set dialog in the Rcmdr package, producing the error, "Tcl package 'Tktable' must be installed first."
>> I believe the Tktable has been part of the R distribution for Windows since R version 2.9.0, and is still present in the macOS distribution of R 4.0.0.
>> I apologize for not discovering this problem prior to the release of R 4.0.0. I did test the Rcmdr package under R 4.0.0 on both Windows and macOS, but not every menu item and dialog on each platform.
>> Does anyone have more information about this problem?
> Sorry this was my mistake. I somehow missed tktable when updating the
> tcltk bundle for rtools40. This didn't show up in any package check
> either.
> I've added it back now, it should work again in today's builds r-devel
> and r-patched. Thanks for catching this.
> Jeroen

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