Error loading tidyverse and other packages on my Mac

Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘tidyverse’ in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...):
unable to load shared object '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.6/Resources/library/dplyr/libs/dplyr.so':
dlopen(/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.6/Resources/library/dplyr/libs/dplyr.so, 6): Symbol not found: ___cxa_uncaught_exceptions
Referenced from: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.6/Resources/lib/libc++.1.dylib
Expected in: /usr/lib/libc++abi.dylib
in /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.6/Resources/lib/libc++.1.dylib

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Hi, and welcome!

For future reference, please see the FAQ: What's a reproducible example (`reprex`) and how do I do one? Using a reprex, complete with representative data will attract quicker and more answers.

Do you see the following from a terminal window:

 $ 529:  ls -l  /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.6/Resources/lib/ | grep libc.*
-rwxrwxr-x  1 root  admin   825K Dec 12 10:55 libc++.1.dylib*
-rwxrwxr-x  1 root  admin   212K Dec 12 10:55 libc++abi.1.dylib*

It looks like something may have gone wrong in your R installation. You didn't install from Anaconda by any chance?

No, I downloaded from the R website directly. It's so painful that I had to halt my thesis because of this issue.

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No. I didn't nsee anything like this from the terminal window

If I was you I would simply start again with a clean R installation and package library.

About your thesis, there are alternatives you can use while you fix your problem, like RStudio Cloud for example.

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Thanks for this. I really appreciate your help

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