Issues Updating



I'm trying to install lawstat and it says that:

Warning in install.packages :
dependency ‘VGAM’ is not available

There is a binary version available but the source version is later:
binary source needs_compilation
lawstat 3.0 3.2 FALSE

I'm super confused on what to do. When I try to update other packages it says similar things as well. I've uninstalled and reinstalled RStudio to no avail. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Reflections on RStudio transparency

Is your version of R (not RStudio) up to date-ish?

For disambiguation/a good explanation of the relationship between R and RStudio (an IDE that exists on top of R), check out this chapter of Modern Dive:

Perhaps try installing VGAM on its own first, and then lawstat after.


You might probably need RTools to build packages from source