[R] Problems starting Rcmdr

stephen sefick ssefick at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 21:14:34 CEST 2008

Rcmdr will not work without X11 started.  If X11 does not start then,
depending on the OS version, you may need to download to latest
version from... I don't remember, but if you search the R-SIG-MAC help
list you can find the website- I had this same problem and it was
fixed with the help of the wonderful folks on the sig list.

Stephen Sefick

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Davia Cox Downey <coxdavia at msu.edu> wrote:
> I understand that Rcmdr needs the tcltk package in order to run.
> However, when I attempt to using the library (Rcmdr) command, I get
> the message below.
> I have attempted to start X in R as well as using starting it from
> the Utilities folder on my Mac to no avail. I can't figure out if
> there is an issue with X11 or with R itself (I just updated to 1Is
> there a terminal command I can use to start X so that I can run Rcmdr?
> Sorry if this is a duplicate post.
> Loading required package: tcltk
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath =
> DLLpath, ...) :
>   unable to load shared library '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/
> Versions/2.7/Resources/library/tcltk/libs/i386/tcltk.so':
>   dlopen(/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.7/Resources/
> library/tcltk/libs/i386/tcltk.so, 10): Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/
> lib/libX11.6.dylib
>   Referenced from: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.7/
> Resources/library/tcltk/libs/i386/tcltk.so
>   Reason: image not found
> In addition: Warning message:
> package 'Rcmdr' was built under R version 2.7.2
> Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'tcltk'
> Error: package 'tcltk' could not be loaded
> Davia Cox Downey
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> Department of Political Science
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Stephen Sefick
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