Catching RStudio error messages


#1

I'm trying to use R Markdown. When I try to create a new R Markdown file it tells me some packages need updating and asks if I want to install them. When I reply Yes a new window opens and many messages come flying by. I can't read that fast except at the end the window stops for just a second and I see that it failed and then the window disappears. How can I get these messages and find out what is wrong?


#2

Can you just update the offending packages before you knit? That should (I think... in my past experience at least) avoid these update-package warning messages.

You can use the IDE's package tab (the same pane with Files and Plots) to update packages.


#3

The problem occurs when I try to create a new file of type R Markdown. I get a pop-up that there are required updates to be able to use R Markdown, do I want to install them and I reply Yes. The new window opens and there is a flurry of messages, items being download and installed, and then it stops with a message that it failed, and then the window closes before I can determine what the problems are. Is there a log file somewhere I can access to review the issues?