[R] Me again, about the horrible documentation of tcltk

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri Jul 6 14:38:49 CEST 2007

On 7/6/2007 7:32 AM, Alberto Monteiro wrote:
> [sorry for the previous mis-typed message... my mouse is
> playing evil tricks against me [*]]
> Philippe Grosjean wrote:
>> For those who are interested, I just cook a little tcltkHelp() 
>> function to ease access to the Tcl/Tk documentation under Windows. 
>> This is on the Wiki discussion of the TkCommands help page at: 
>> http://wiki.r-project.org/rwiki/doku.php?id=rdoc:tcltk:tkcommands 
>> Best,
> The help is Windows-only, isn't it? I use Windows (at work and 
> eventually at home) and Linux (at home). Maybe this is off-topic
> (it's more a bug of tcl/tk then of the tcltk R library), but this 
> tk_getOpenFile opens a nice window in Windows, but a mutilated
> window in Linux, that does not show any file information except
> filename. That's why I wanted to know if there was a way to
> improve the function call - I think there isn't.

But on Linux you can just use "the system man pages", as ?tcltk tells 
you.  (And by the way, tkgetOpenFile opens a reasonably nice window for 
me when run on a Linux system:  so this is probably a problem with your 
local installation of TCL/TK.)

Duncan Murdoch

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