[ESS] ESS, install.packages() in R, and Windows

Pfaff, Bernhard Dr. Bernhard_Pfaff at fra.invesco.com
Mon Dec 19 15:50:00 CET 2005

 > No. It works without loading tcltk, or any other work-around for that
 > matter, in both the terminal (rterm.exe) and GUI (rgui.exe) versions of R
 > for Windows.

This is odd. Is this a problem new to 5.2.11 or to older ESS too?

A workaround for now could be to change inferior-S-language-start
so that it also sends the command to load the tcltk package, but I'm
not sure about that.

Can other windows users repeat this?

Hello Stephen, Henric & list member,

I can confirm that "library(tcltk)" is needed. I started R in emacs(21.3,
ESS 5.2.11) using C-u M-x R and provided as option (--internet2) due to our
Without "library(tcltk)" the package installation hangs, otherwise it runs
through smoothly. 

platform i386-pc-mingw32
arch     i386           
os       mingw32        
system   i386, mingw32  
major    2              
minor    2.0            
year     2005           
month    10             
day      06             
svn rev  35749          
language R              


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