Code - Error - Grouping and Generating of Variables not Possible - Dplyr

I get the following error message and do not know how to debug it:

> dt_final <- dt_final %>%
+                 group_by(ID) %>%
+                 mutate(returns = (x1-lag(x1))/lag(x1))
Error in `vec_as_location()`:
! `...` must be empty.
x Problematic argument:
* call = call

In principle the code works without issue. Can you run the following code and does it error ?


(a_ <- tibble(ID=rep(1:2,each=2),
             x1 = 1:4))

(b_ <- a_ %>% group_by(ID) %>%
                  mutate(returns = (x1-lag(x1))/lag(x1)))

If your session got into a bad state, restart it without reloading workspace i.e. start clean, and try your code again, perhaps it will work.
Perhaps if you have some old package version/versions.
Use SessionInfo() to see a shareable list you can provide here, or you could simply adopt the latest with update.packages()

Yes, even if I run your code I get the same error.

so, likely you would need to update your packages.

I did with update.packages() but error still occur and code use to run 2-3 weeks ago.

can you provide your sessionInfo() ?

R version 4.0.2 (2020-06-22)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
Running under: Windows 10 x64 (build 19043)

Matrix products: default

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_Germany.1252 LC_CTYPE=English_Germany.1252 LC_MONETARY=English_Germany.1252
[4] LC_NUMERIC=C LC_TIME=English_Germany.1252

attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] compiler_4.0.2 cli_3.2.0 tools_4.0.2

I suggest you load the required libraries and try again, i.e.


This did not help. I used library("packagexyz")

Its for information purposes, i.e. when I do it I can see (with other parts omitted)

other attached packages:
 [1] magrittr_2.0.3  forcats_0.5.1   stringr_1.4.0   dplyr_1.0.9     purrr_0.3.4     readr_2.1.2    
 [7] tidyr_1.2.0     tibble_3.1.7    ggplot2_3.3.6   tidyverse_1.3.1

so do you have ggplot2_3.3.6? what do you have ?

below that I could determine I have package version 0.4.1 of 'vctrs', do you have the same ?

For vctrs, I found that i have vctrs_0.3.8.

Is that the issue?

could be, try to install it again.

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