Problem loading tidyverse library

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#1

(I work with Windows, and RStudio. Both RStudio and R are updated as of today)

I installed the tidyverse package (install.packages("tidyverse")) but when I want to load it (library(tidyverse)) I get an error saying that some package is missing, a new one every time. I have tried installing those packages one by one but I am on the 5th one now and keep getting a new, similar error saying that a new package isn´t installed. So far: ‘plyr’, ‘psych’, ‘gtable’, ‘reshape2’, ‘scales’... in that order... I quit trying at this point thinking that there must be some kind of problem.

Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘tidyverse’ in loadNamespace(i, c(lib.loc, .libPaths()), versionCheck = vI[[i]]):
there is no package called ‘scales’

I have searched other questions here but have not found a helpful answer so far. Any hint?
Thanks!


Error loading tidyverse library
#3

After reading a few more posts, I seem to have fixed my problem by updating all packages and selecting a theme (which was null before). Not sure which of the two did the trick, but library(tidyverse) now loads without an error...


#4

Welcome! I'm glad you sorted out your problem (and thanks for marking a solution :grinning:).

It was most likely the package update that fixed it — being a sort of metapackage for a bunch of other packages, each of which has its own (sometimes extensive) dependency tree, tidyverse has a lot of dependencies that need to be installed. If something goes wrong during the installation of one of the dependencies, it can cancel the installation of that branch — but with lots of install messages flying by, it can be hard to notice that this happened.


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