Hi! I have a really odd problem with my R installation which I am not able to rectify even after reinstalling R on my system.
Upon starting Rstudio or an R interpreter in terminal I get the normal printout of current R version. However there is also an
Error: object 'il' not found message. This message has persisted even after I uninstalled and reinstalled all R packages on my system, R itself, and Rstudio too. Here's how it looks like when I start R:
I am able to use most of R libraries without issue, however:
- I can't install packages via
install.packages(). This prompts the
Error: object 'il' not founderror to halt execution of the installation. However, I can install packages through the terminal via
sudo apt install r-cran-*.
- I cannot use the "knit" button in Rstudio. This prompts the
Error: object 'il' not founderror again.
- When I try to manually knit via knitr::knit(), it only generates an
I have tried to rectify the problem by:
- Checking whether I had an
.Rprofilethat caused the error. I had no
.Rprofilefiles. I created one which just prints "Loading custom .Rprofile" to see whether the object not found error occurs before or after .Rprofile is loaded. It occurs before any .Rprofile is loaded.
- I reset Rstudio settings to default.
- I uninstalled r-base-core, all r-cran- packages on my system, deleted user specific packages previous installed via
install.packages()under my home directory, uninstalled Rstudio. Then I reinstalled all of them. The issue remains.
I am not sure how I'm even supposed to troubleshoot this cryptic error message. Any help would be appreciated.
Is there a way I can do a more thorough uninstall ensuring I've purged absolutely everything R related?