Missing Package

Greetings, I work for a nonprofit and hired a contractor to help us process some data. She sent me her code and I downloaded RStudio.

She used a package called noncensus. It seems to be discontinued. I tried downloading the archived package and installing it and got this message...

Installing package into ‘\ABIDESBS1/RedirectedFolders/Shawn/My Documents/R/win-library/3.6’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
'\ABIDESBS1\RedirectedFolders\shawn\My Documents'
CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory.
UNC paths are not supported. Defaulting to Windows directory.

  • installing source package 'noncensus' ...
    ** package 'noncensus' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
    ** using staged installation
    ** R
    ** data
    ** inst
    ** byte-compile and prepare package for lazy loading
    Error in findpack(package, lib.loc) :
    there is no package called 'noncensus'
    Calls: -> findpack
    Execution halted
    ERROR: lazy loading failed for package 'noncensus'
  • removing '\ABIDESBS1/RedirectedFolders/Shawn/My Documents/R/win-library/3.6/noncensus'
    Warning in install.packages :
    installation of package ‘C:/Users/shawn.ABIDENETWORK/Downloads/noncensus_0.1.tar.gz’ had non-zero exit status

I know very little about R and RStudio so any help you could provide would be great.


Is this path on a network drive? R very often has problems working with network drives, if that is the case then try installing into a local folder.

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