[R] help with RCMDR - can't get install to work

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri May 7 19:48:40 CEST 2010

David Petersen wrote:
> Hi - I'm relatively new to R, and would appreciate a bit of advice on
> how to get off the ground.
> I'd like to install RCmdr to take advantage of the GUI.
> I've installed the package, and all the dependencies.  I started X11.
> In my R-GUI window, I have checked the box next to RCmdr in the
> Package Manager.  The scripts start executing in my R window, but the
> following happens:
> "Loading required package:  tcltk
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface . . . > "
> . . . and the install hangs here.
> Am I missing some component to get the install to execute cleanly?

It sounds like you're on Mac OSX.  (R runs on lots of platforms, so you 
should say which one you're using when problems come up.)  If so, take a 
look at the download page on CRAN:  it mentions that Tcl/Tk needs to be 
installed separately, it's not included in the regular download.

Duncan Murdoch

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