R Error in library(“X”) : there is no package called ‘X’ (Example & Fix)

 

In this R article you’ll learn how to handle the Error in library(“X”) : there is no package called ‘X’.

Table of contents:

You’re here for the answer, so let’s get straight to the examples!

 

Example 1: Reproduce the Error in library(“X”) : there is no package called ‘X’

In Example 1, I’ll illustrate how to replicate the Error in library(“X”) : there is no package called ‘X’.

Let’s assume that we want to load the caret package into R. Then, we might try to apply the following R code:

library("caret")            # Try to load caret package
# Error in library("caret") : there is no package called 'caret'

Unfortunately, the RStudio console returns the error message Error in library(“X”) : there is no package called ‘X’.

The reason for this is that I have not installed the caret package before loading it. In the next example, I’ll show how to solve this problem!

 

Example 2: Fix the Error in library(“X”) : there is no package called ‘X’

In this example, I’ll demonstrate how to install and load a package properly.

In case the caret package is not installed yet, we have to apply the install packages function first:

install.packages("caret")   # Install caret

Note that you have to install a package only once. In the next R session, this step has not to be done again.

Now, we can apply the library function to load the caret package:

library("caret")            # Load caret

This time, it worked without any errors!

In the present example, I have installed and loaded the caret package. Please note that we could apply the same type of code to other packages such as ggplot2, dplyr, or stringr as well.

 

Video & Further Resources

Would you like to know more about the handling of the Error in library(“X”) : there is no package called ‘X’? Then I recommend having a look at the following video on my YouTube channel. I’m explaining the content of this tutorial in the video tutorial.

 

The YouTube video will be added soon.

 

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