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Ideal Linux And R configuration


I would like to know if you have a "perfect" list of Linux distro and R version that works fine.

We are trying Fedora 28 and after adding tk tables simile 6.9 works

but we get a tcl related error when we load the Simile package in R.




Well I develop on Debian 9 with whatever version of R is currently included in its repository, and that works OK...have just fixed a Tcl problem with Simile/R interface under MacOS which was to do with R's Tcl not having access to the packages that are included with the system Tcl, but that should not happen in Linux since R is using the same Tcl as everything else.

I'll give it a go on a Fedora box.

Just tried it on Fedora 23 and all seems well...what exactly is your Tcl error?

I'm sorry for answering so late, but a few projects got in between.
In my latest test, with a Fedora 28 I can perfectly run the example of the Simile R Package.
Here are my specs, in case they are useful to someone else:

+ simile 6.9
Name : simile
Version : 6.9
Release : 7.fc22
Architecture: x86_64

+ R-core 3.5.0
Name : R-core
Version : 3.5.0
Release : 4.fc28
Architecture: x86_64

+ tcl 8.6.8
Name : tcl
Epoch : 1
Version : 8.6.8
Release : 1.fc28
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Thu 16 Aug 2018 13:57:18 CEST
Group : Development/Languages
Size : 4344942
License : TCL
Signature : RSA/SHA256, Tue 20 Mar 2018 23:02:39 CET, Key ID e08e7e629db62fb1
Source RPM : tcl-8.6.8-1.fc28.src.rpm
Build Date : Tue 20 Mar 2018 22:33:50 CET
Build Host :
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager : Fedora Project
Vendor : Fedora Project
Bug URL :
Summary : Tool Command Language, pronounced tickle

+tktable 2.10
Name : tktable
Version : 2.10
Release : 13.fc25
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Wed 25 Oct 2017 11:00:10 CEST
Group : Development/Libraries
Size : 335030
License : TCL
Signature : RSA/SHA256, Wed 20 Jul 2016 10:02:23 CEST, Key ID 4089d8f2fdb19c98
Source RPM : tktable-2.10-13.fc25.src.rpm
Build Date : Tue 19 Jul 2016 17:07:38 CEST
Build Host :