[R] Installing R on Red Hat Linux, Tcl/Tk
edd at debian.org
Sat Sep 6 04:37:00 CEST 2003
On Fri, 2003-09-05 at 07:13, James Wettenhall wrote:
> I've been trying to install R on Red Hat Linux 9 for some
> potential users of my R/TclTk application. I tried using the
> rpm for R 1.7.1 for Red Hat Linux 9. It told me that I needed:
> so I looked for a binary release of Tcl 8.3.x on
> but found that the link to the Tcl 8.3.x binaries pointed to
> ActiveTcl 8.4.x . I couldn't see the old 8.3.x binaries
> anywhere. ActiveTcl is a nice easy way to get the extensions
> like Tktable, but it seemed to be the wrong version.
I cannot resist pointing that after
$ apt-get install tktable
everything just works under Debian, in this case the "testing" flavour that
will eventually morph into the next Debian stable release:
$ R --slave
> tt <- tktoplevel()
> table1 <- tkwidget(tt,"table")
Same with bwidget, iwidgets and a few other tcl/tk extensions. All available
straight from the Debian mirrors.
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