Using geom_sf without access to rtools?




I want to use geom_sf in ggplot. If I am not missing something, geom_sf is only available by devtools::install_github("tidyverse/ggplot2") since the updated version is not (yet?) on CRAN.

I am struggling to install the downloaded file since it seems to require rtools. Unfortuantely, I am working on a machine on which I don't have the privileges to install rtools. Is there any other way how to get sf_geom working?

many thanks. r


What OS? Looks like you may be able to install rtools without admin privs:


many thanks. it's a windows machine. the problem is that I can't run any (?) installer exes on this machine. So installing RTools via a USB stick won't do the trick.

In the meantime I came across this post
But I have to admit I haven't yet really understood it. Will keep trying... ,-)