I can't install package ggplot2

What can I do?

Error:
install.packages("ggplot2")
WARNING: Rtools is required to build R packages but is not currently installed. Please download and install the appropriate version of Rtools before proceeding:
Warning in install.packages :
downloaded length 57344 != reported length 4129856
Warning in install.packages :
error 1 in extracting from zip file
Warning in install.packages :
cannot open compressed file 'colorspace/DESCRIPTION', probable reason 'No such file or directory'
Error in install.packages : cannot open the connection

I tried with Rtools too:

install.packages("Rtools")
WARNING: Rtools is required to build R packages but is not currently installed. Please download and install the appropriate version of Rtools before proceeding:
Using Rtools4 on Windows
Installing package into ‘C:/Users/Usuario/Documents/R/win-library/4.1’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
Warning in install.packages :
package ‘Rtools’ is not available for this version of R

A version of this package for your version of R might be available elsewhere,
see the ideas at
https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-patched/R-admin.html#Installing-packages

RTools is not an R package it is a separate software that you have to install in your system (not in R). Just follow the link from the error message.

https://cran.rstudio.com/bin/windows/Rtools/

This seems like a connectivity issue, R is not being able to download the package from the CRAN repository you have selected, these are some things to try.

  • Choose a different CRAN repository, RStudios repository is a good choice (http://cran.rstudio.com/) or you could choose one that is geographically closer to you.
  • Disable secure download setting.
  • Check if your internet connection has traffic restrictions of some kind, like a firewall, proxy server, etc. This is usually the case when you are at work or school.

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