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

Henric Nilsson henric.nilsson at statisticon.se
Mon Dec 19 17:02:20 CET 2005

On Må, 2005-12-19, 16:11, A.J. Rossini skrev:

> 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?

BTW, notice that `install.packages()' will work in ESS if you
`chooseCRANmirror(graphics = FALSE)' first. This doesn't even open a
window device, but seems to initialize whatever it is that needs to be


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