I am having difficulties with installing plyr in R (on Ubuntu). The very same problem has been posted in various forums before (in fact I just posted this myself a while ago), but none of the suggested solutions there worked for me.
To summarize, I am trying to install it using this command (output below):
Installing package into ‘/home/m2108/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/3.0’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
package ‘plyr’ is not available (for R version 3.0.2)
Then I have tried to manually download the package from the cran server and use this command instead and receive the same error:
install.packages("~/Downloads/plyr_1.8.2.tar.gz", repos = NULL, type = "source") Installing package into ‘/home/m2108/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/3.0’ (as ‘lib’ is unspecified) ERROR: this R is version 3.0.2, package 'plyr' requires R >= 3.1.0 Warning in install.packages : installation of package ‘/home/m2108/Downloads/plyr_1.8.2.tar.gz’ had non-zero exit status
I have also ensured that I have internet access from within R. I have also tried to run the installation from within RStudio and from the console.
Does anyone have an idea, what I might be doing wrong?