I am unable to download and install packages in R

I am unable to download and install R packages.
While installing a dialogue box pop up, station that use your personal library instead and when clicking yes, it is showing destination does not exist or found.


I think you should more information to solve your problem.

  • which Packages
  • which Source (CRAN, Github , Bioconductor...)
  • which OS / R / Rstudio version
  • Error log

not sure, but I think you mentioned personal library, so it may be helpful to run with administrator access.

I'm not able to install any of the packages.
Source is CRAN
OS : windows 10
Error log :
Warning : Rtools is required to build R packages but is not currently installed. Please download and install the appropriate version of Rtools before proceeding:
Installing packages into 'C:/Program Files/RStudio/library'
(as 'lib' is unspecified)
Warning in install.packages :
'lib = "C:/Program Files/RStudio/library" ' is not writable
Error in install.packages : unable to install

Also while installing on dialogue box pops up stating 'would you like to use a personal library instead' yes or no

  1. Run Rstudio as admin
    check this, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45316742/run-r-as-administrator

  2. Install Rtools
    If you use R 4.0 , Rtools 40

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