package ‘socviz’ is not available (for R version 3.5.1)


#1

I have installed socviz package from github kjhealy/socviz and was trying to use the RMarkdown template "Data Visualization Notes". The template does not show up. When I tried to reinstall the package within RStudio I get the following message: "package ‘socviz’ is not available (for R version 3.5.1)". Any solutions? I am new to R.


#2

Can you detail the steps so that we can reproduce and help you ?

You need to install with install_github only.


#3

Hi htezcan,

as @cderv says, should should be able to launch RStudio and then make sure you have the devtools package installed:

install.packages("devtools")

Then, from the console, try

library(devtools)
install_github("kjhealy/socviz") 

Finally, load the package with

library(socviz)

Let me know if you have any trouble.


#4

Here is a video of the problem I am running into.

I just do not get the templates showing up even though all of the previous steps seem to work.

This is on a Windows 10 platform if that helps.

thanks for any help,
Richard


#5

OK, so the course packet of notes that you've installed is enough to get you started—you can click on e.g. 01_introduction.Rmd or 02_get_started.Rmd and begin taking notes there if you wish. (The file names are keyed to the chapters of the book.)

However, you should also be able to access the template. I fixed this problem just yesterday, so I'd ask that you try one more time to install the socviz library and go through the File > New File ... > R Markdown steps you do in the video. So, from the console,

install_github("kjhealy/socviz")

Then quit R Studio, relaunch, and

library(socviz)

(That step isn't required, but I'm trying to be thorough.)

And then File > New File ... > R Markdown


#6

That seemed to do it!

Thanks so much!

Richard


#7

Terrific! Thanks for persevering.


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