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

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 16:11:01 CET 2005

This sounds like a library loading issue -- does it happen with Rterm
outside of ESS?  If so, it's an R bug.  Otherwise, perhaps we should
just "library(tcltk")" on starting up ESS/R on Microsoft as
initialization code.   (or "windows()").

Are you sure that tcltk isn't needed?  Aren't those GUI windows tcltk
based, or are they merely non-tk Microsoft windows?

On 12/19/05, Henric Nilsson <henric.nilsson at statisticon.se> wrote:
> Bernhard,
> On Må, 2005-12-19, 15:50, Pfaff, Bernhard Dr. skrev:
> >> Can other windows users repeat this?
> >
> > 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
> > proxy-connection.
> > Without "library(tcltk)" the package installation hangs, otherwise it runs
> > through smoothly.
> Please try issuing a `windows()' before `install.packages()' -- it works
> here, and seems to me as a better solution (since the tcltk package isn't
> really needed).
> Henric
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