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

Henric Nilsson henric.nilsson at statisticon.se
Mon Dec 19 22:43:14 CET 2005

On Må, 2005-12-19, 17:40, Martin Maechler skrev:

>>>>>> "Henric" == Henric Nilsson <henric.nilsson at statisticon.se>
>>>>>>     on Mon, 19 Dec 2005 17:02:20 +0100 (CET) writes:

> [...deleted...]
>     Henric> BTW, notice that `install.packages()' will work in ESS if you
>     Henric> `chooseCRANmirror(graphics = FALSE)' first. This doesn't even
> open a
>     Henric> window device, but seems to initialize whatever it is that
> needs to be
>     Henric> initialized.
> Yes.  But we'd like to find and solve the root problem.

Of course. I just wanted to point out that it wasn't necessary to trigger
any window device or to load the tcltk package to work around the problem.

> [...deleted...]
> The most simple way to reproduce the problem will probably be
>     select.list(LETTERS[1:7])
> which --- on windows Rgui (or on the Mac) --- tries to open a
> graphical list-box widget, and which would not work inside ESS
> in Windows Rgui.  Can you confirm?

Confirmed. It only works if one of the suggested work-arounds is applied


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