[R] rcmdr help

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Thu Apr 5 03:04:50 CEST 2007

Dear Daniel,

I'm not a Debian user, but your description of what you did makes me wonder
whether (1) you ever loaded the Rcmdr package, and (2) whether you installed
its dependencies. After starting up R, you can load (and start) the R
commander via the command library(Rcmdr). Prior to that, you should be able
to install the Rcmdr package along with its dependencies from within R via
the command install.packages("Rcmdr", dependencies=TRUE).

Finally, if you haven't already done so, you'd probably save yourself some
time and trouble by reading the "Introduction to R" manual that ships with

I hope this helps,

John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Daniel Fodor
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 3:24 PM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] rcmdr help
> Dear All,
> I use Debian etch and downloaded R from its repo. Although it 
> is running I would like to make the first steps using rcmdr. 
> I went through on wikis and howtos, installed rcmdr but it is 
> not running. Apparently it is properly installed, there is an 
> Rcmdr library in /usr/lib/R/site-library but I cannot start 
> it neither from command line nor by clicking on applications 
> -> debian 
> -> apps -> math -> GNU R. Clicking on it starts R without 
> GUI. Tcl 8.4 
> -> was
> already installed and there are no broken packages. I would 
> appreciate any kind of help in starting R with gui. Please, 
> excuse me if it is a trivial question, I am newbie to R.
> Best wishes
> Daniel
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