[R] Problems getting Rcmdr running

Weiner, Michael weinerm at ccf.org
Tue May 12 17:42:46 CEST 2015

I have been asked by a couple researchers to install Rcmdr on our HPC cluster. The cluster is a CentOS 6.5 64-bit linux OS and I am having issues running Rcmdr on 3.2.0 (and other versions, but I fear the problem I am experiencing is affecting all the versions I have installed).  I have done a fair bit of googling and ran across a thread (https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2015-April/427338.html) with a number of good responses from John Fox, and looked over the documentation found at http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/jfox/Misc/Rcmdr/installation-notes.html but nothing there was helpful to my situation.

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.2.0 (2015-04-16)
Platform: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Running under: CentOS release 6.5 (Final)

 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C
 [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
 [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C

attached base packages:
[1] splines   stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods
[8] base

other attached packages:
[1] RcmdrMisc_1.0-2 sandwich_2.3-3  car_2.0-25

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
 [1] Rcpp_0.11.5         tcltk2_1.2-11       nloptr_1.0.4
 [4] RColorBrewer_1.1-2  plyr_1.8.2          tools_3.2.0
 [7] class_7.3-12        rpart_4.1-9         digest_0.6.8
[10] lme4_1.1-7          gtable_0.1.2        nlme_3.1-120
[13] lattice_0.20-31     mgcv_1.8-6          Matrix_1.2-0
[16] parallel_3.2.0      SparseM_1.6         proto_0.3-10
[19] e1071_1.6-4         Rcmdr_2.1-7         stringr_0.6.2
[22] cluster_2.0.1       grid_3.2.0          nnet_7.3-9
[25] tcltk_3.2.0         survival_2.38-1     foreign_0.8-63
[28] latticeExtra_0.6-26 minqa_1.2.4         Formula_1.2-1
[31] ggplot2_1.0.1       reshape2_1.4.1      Hmisc_3.15-0
[34] scales_0.2.4        MASS_7.3-40         abind_1.4-3
[37] pbkrtest_0.4-2      colorspace_1.2-6    quantreg_5.11
[40] acepack_1.3-3.3     munsell_0.4.2       zoo_1.7-12

And here is the somewhat generic error message I get:

> library(Rcmdr)
Loading required package: splines
Loading required package: RcmdrMisc
Loading required package: car
Loading required package: sandwich
Error : .onAttach failed in attachNamespace() for 'Rcmdr', details:
  call: structure(.External(.C_dotTcl, ...), class = "tclObj")
  error: [tcl] Invalid state name hover.

Error: package or namespace load failed for 'Rcmdr'

As a test, I was able to run the tkProgressBar and get the expected widget.  I am at quite a loss here on how to get this running properly. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed?  Can I provide any additional information to assist?

Thank you in advance
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