[R] Can not load Rcmdr

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Apr 1 17:09:35 CEST 2015

Dear anja,

You shouldn't really need XLConnect -- if it's absent, the only consequence
is that you  won't be able to import Excel files directly in the Rcmdr. Just
say "no" when the Rcmdr asks to install XLConnect, and the Rcmdr GUI should
start up normally (unless there's some other problem). If that's the case,
you can set options(Rcmdr=list(check.packages=FALSE)) before you load the
Rcmdr package, and the package check will be skipped; more conveniently you
can put this command in your R profile.

I hope this helps,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: R-help [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of a b
> Sent: April-01-15 10:15 AM
> To: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] Can not load Rcmdr
> Thanks for the quick response!
> While I agree Rcommander is not the same thing as either ESS or RStudio,
> can also be useful as a wrapper when testing out functions and scripts.  I
> learned R on it and it's a more comfortable environment for me than ESS.
> (Thank you for writing it!)
> Strangely tcltk seems to be functioning just fine on my system.
> tkProgressBar() shows a little horizontal thermometer window with no
> complaints.
> The problem comes when I try to load Rcommander.
> splines, RcmdrMisc, car, and sandwich all load, but then a dialog box pops
> saying that XLConnect is missing and asking permission to install it.
> XLConnect won't install because rJava is apparently unavailable for
> XLConnectJars because I need to be root in order to install rJava
> So I guess I've just answered my own question - without admin access I
> won't have either Rstudio or RCommander.  That's the cost of paying
> someone else to maintain our Big Machine as part of a server array.
> Thanks again,
> anja
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