Error installing packages for R version 3.6.2

Hello - I keep getting an error trying to install the package ggtext.

Warning in install.packages :
package ‘ggtext’ is not available (for R version 3.6.2).

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong or whether there is a workaround. Thanks!

Welcome, @annier. The ggtext package is not yet avaiable on CRAN, so for now you can install it from GitHub by running:


Hello! And many thanks for your suggestion. I tried it and got this error message:

  • installing source package ‘ggtext’ ...
    ** using staged installation
    ** R
    ** byte-compile and prepare package for lazy loading
    Error in loadNamespace(i, c(lib.loc, .libPaths()), versionCheck = vI[[i]]) :
    namespace ‘ggplot2’ 3.2.1 is being loaded, but >= 3.3.0 is required
    Calls: ... withCallingHandlers -> loadNamespace -> namespaceImport -> loadNamespace
    Execution halted
    ERROR: lazy loading failed for package ‘ggtext’
  • removing ‘/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.6/Resources/library/ggtext’
    Error: Failed to install 'ggtext' from GitHub:
    (converted from warning) installation of package ‘/var/folders/9s/1rv6k3h92tq3df43xc3cx3m80000gn/T//RtmpipXcvs/file155533eaa8a3/ggtext_0.1.0.tar.gz’ had non-zero exit status

Thanks! This worked.

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Take a look at the error message. It says:

namespace ‘ggplot2’ 3.2.1 is being loaded, but >= 3.3.0 is required

Have you tried upgrading ggplot2? You could do this by running install.packages("ggplot2"). After that, try to reinstall ggtext.

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