[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
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