Errors when installing tabulizer package on Mac RStudio

I'm attempting to download and install the updated version of tabulizer (1.0.4) on my Mac and an error keeps persisting. It reads:

Warning in untar2(tarfile, files, list, exdir, restore_times) :
skipping pax global extended headers
ERROR: cannot extract package from ‘/Users/davidpearson/Desktop/Summer 2021 Research/tabula-java-1.0.4.tar.gz’
Warning in install.packages :
installation of package ‘/Users/davidpearson/Desktop/Summer 2021 Research/tabula-java-1.0.4.tar.gz’ had non-zero exit status

Hi @dpearson,
Welcome to the RStudio Community Forum.

I suggest you proceed as follows:

  • Install Java on your machine (go to to get the latest version).
  • Make sure you have the latest versions of R and RStudio.
  • Install the latest version of the rJava package for R from CRAN using either the RStudio menu system, or run install.packages("rJava") in the R console. Should be version 1.0-4
  • Finally, install the tabulizer package using install.packages("tabulizer"). Should be version 0.2.2


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