Tidyverse installation error: modelr

Hello RStudio Community!

My first post and happy to b a part of the group as I delve into R.

I encountered the following output as I tried to install the tidyverse dependency "modelr". Please assist:

Installing package into ‘C:/Users/Kevin Gore/Documents/R/win-library/3.5’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
Warning in install.packages :
  lzma decoding result 10

  There is a binary version available but the source version is later:
       binary source needs_compilation
modelr  0.1.2  0.1.3             FALSE

installing the source package ‘modelr’

trying URL 'https://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib/modelr_0.1.3.tar.gz'
Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 119309 bytes (116 KB)
downloaded 116 KB

Warning: invalid package 'C:\Users\Kevin'
Warning: invalid package 'Gore\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpAxvGhz/downloaded_packages/modelr_0.1.3.tar.gz'
Error: ERROR: no packages specified
Warning in install.packages :
  installation of package ‘modelr’ had non-zero exit status

The downloaded source packages are in
	‘C:\Users\Kevin Gore\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpAxvGhz\downloaded_packages’

Here is the tidyverse installation error, btw:

library("tidyverse", lib.loc="~/R/win-library/3.5")
Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘tidyverse’ in loadNamespace(j <- i[[1L]], c(lib.loc, .libPaths()), versionCheck = vI[[j]]):
there is no package called ‘modelr’

Apparently install.packages() is having problems with the empty space in your library path, try installing to this path instead.

install.packages("modelr", lib = "C:/Program Files/R/R-3.5.2/library") # Change R version as needed
1 Like
#> I inserted the code without spacing as suggested, but received this error message:
> install.packages("modelr", lib = "C:/Program Files/R/R-3.5.2/library")
Warning in install.packages :
  'lib = "C:/Program Files/R/R-3.5.2/library"' is not writable
Error in install.packages : unable to install packages

Are you running rstudio as administrator? You need administrative permissions to write in the Program Files folder


This topic was automatically closed 21 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.

If you have a query related to it or one of the replies, start a new topic and refer back with a link.