Cannot install readxl

Error Information:

Warning in install.packages :
package ‘readxl’ is not available (for R version 3.3.3)

Warning in install.packages :
unable to access index for repository
cannot download all files

Description of issue -
Cannot install readxl

Steps taken so far -

System Information:

  • RStudio Edition: (Desktop or Server): Desktop
  • RStudio Version: 2023.06.2+561
  • OS Version: MacOS 13.4.1 (Ventura)
  • R Version: 3.3.3

Hi @fcbogle
Welcome to the Posit Community Forum.

You require an R version >= 3.6 to install readxl. Better still, upgrade to the latest version 4.3.1

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This message typically sometimes indicates a connectivity issue. But this looks like it is looking in a non-existent directory, for mavericks version of macOS, which rstudio no longer supports (policy is current version and previous two). Updating to Big Sur macOS (perferably Ventura) should fix this.

Staying on this version will create mounting issues with the passage of time. I strongly recommend installing the current version from unless you have a specific need for this very old (2017) version.

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Thank you, I upgraded to latest version and all good.
Regards and Thanks!

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