Unable to download software

Hi, I am having some difficulties installing R Studio. I downloaded the software, but when I open the application it says that I need to install more software, so I authorize that and then I get the error message "Can't install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server." Any ideas on how to fix this? I have a Mac, all of my software is up to date, and I have already tried redownloading R and R Studios multiple times. Thanks!

You may not need 1-3 immediately to solve your problem, but the OSx setup should be

  1. Mojave
  2. XCode
  3. XCode command line utilities
  4. R from from https://cran.r-project.org (currently 3.6.0) (take the default location) and install the pkg
  5. RStudio from https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/#download in your Applications folder after installing the package

When you want to install a specific package, you have four choices; one each from the menubars for RStudio and R and one each from the console > lines in each

install.packages("tidyverse") # packages is plural, and the library name is in quotes
# but when you load the library `library(tidyverse) no quotes

update.packages() will install later versions..

Sometimes you see "version X is later do you want to install from source"? If it doesn't work the first time, it's not going to work until a binary version comes out 7-10 days later.

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