[R] Using Tcl/Tk on Windows

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Aug 6 16:15:11 CEST 2002

Eric Lecoutre wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to try Tcl/Tk library on Windows.
> I installed ActiveTCL and add the environment variable TCL_LIBRARY
> linking to the directory of installation.
> When I load the Tcl/Tk package, I have the following error:
> +--------------------------------------------------------------+
> Error in firstlib(which.lib.loc, package) :
>          Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:
>      {d:\TCL}
> This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.
> Error in library(pkg, character.only = TRUE) :
>          .First.lib failed
> +--------------------------------------------------------------+
> Effectlively, there is no such file in the directory where I installed
> ActiveTCL 8.3.
> I am working on Windows 2000, with R 1.5 and ActiveTCL 8.3.
> Is there something I missed?

Yes: TCL_LIBRARY means the library path of tcl, as the names suggests. I
guess, in your case, it should be set to d:\tcl\lib\tcl8.3 in which the
mentioned file exists.

Uwe Ligges
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