[R] MacOS R and tcltk

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 10 10:37:27 CEST 2001

On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Steve Cassidy wrote:

> >From what I can glean from the sources and bundled packages, the tcltk
> package isn't built by default for the MacOS port of R.  Looking at the code
> there doesn't seem to be any real reason not to do this except that perhaps
> tcl/tk isn't available on the builders machine.  Is this the case?

You will need to work out how to handle the event-loop integration.
We have different approaches on Unix and Windows for tcltk (since it
provides different interfaces).  My guess is that you may be able to adapt
the Windows one.

> Since I have a need for cross platform access to tcltk from R, and since I
> have one of the Mac Tcl maintainers working with me, I plan to build this
> package at least for our own purposes.  I can make it available to others if
> there is a demand.

I think that would be very helpful.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html
Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe"
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: r-help-request at stat.math.ethz.ch

More information about the R-help mailing list