[R] tcltk, tcltk2, Rcmdr, Mac OS X

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 12 07:52:35 CET 2009

On Thu, 12 Feb 2009, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

>> Man, I'd forgotten how fugly plain ole X11 was compared to Aqua... ;)
> Do we have a volunteer to get Tcl/Tk Aqua working with R? ;-)
> (Seriously, read Mac OS X FAQ 2.1.7 before even thinking of doing that!)

For the record, the Tcl?Tk that ships with MacOS (e.g. 10.5.6) is ca 
8.4.6 and equally ugly.  You want 8.5.x to get modern widgets (on any 
system), and you can use ActiveTcl's port or build your own.

That FAQ is about using Aqua Tk and R.app, not R (see also item 8): I 
happiiy use Aqua Tcl 8.5.x with the command-line R, and with front 
ends designed just to launch a Tk interface.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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