tidyverse installation problems with macbook

I'm trying to install and call the tidyverse package on RStudio (not in Conda) on a 2017 MacBook (updated).

System Information:

  • RStudio Version: 1.3.959
  • OS Version: macOS Catalina 10.15.5

Here's what I see:



What I get:

trying URL 'https://cran.rstudio.com/bin/macosx/contrib/4.0/tidyverse_1.3.0.tgz'

Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 432850 bytes (422 KB)


downloaded 422 KB

The downloaded binary packages are in



error I get:

Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘tidyverse’ in loadNamespace(i, c(lib.loc, .libPaths()), versionCheck = vI[[i]]):

there is no package called ‘fs’

Try installing fs on its own and retry installing tidyverse.

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

Glad it worked !

If your question's been answered (even by you!), would you mind choosing a solution? It helps other people see which questions still need help, or find solutions if they have similar problems. Here’s how to do it:

Thanks! That did work. I had to select "no" when installing fs as there was the following code that came up but regardless this worked well, thank you!


There is a binary version available but the source version is later:
binary source needs_compilation
fs 1.4.1 1.4.2 TRUE

Do you want to install from sources the package which needs compilation? (Yes/no/cancel)

1 Like