R Error: Package or Namespace Load Failed for ggplot2 & data.table

 

This page explains how to handle the error message package or namespace load failed for ggplot2 and for data.table in R.

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Fixing the Error: package or namespace load failed for ggplot2 and for data.table

The following R programming code explains how to solve problems with the error package or namespace load failed for ggplot2 and for data.table.

This error may occur when using the ggplot2 and data.table packages in combination with functions of the Rcpp package.

For that reason, the error message is often fixed by removing and re-installing ggplot2 and data.table as shown below:

remove.packages(c("ggplot2", "data.table")) # Remove and re-install packages
install.packages("Rcpp", dependencies = TRUE)
install.packages("ggplot2", dependencies = TRUE)
install.packages("data.table", dependencies = TRUE)

After installing the packages, you also need to reload the packages using the library function:

library("Rcpp")
library("ggplot2")
library("data.table")

After running the previous lines, you may try to run your R code again. In case the problem is still not fixed, you may have a look at this thread on Stack Overflow. The thread discusses this issue in some more detail.

 

Video, Further Resources & Summary

In case you want to see further explanations on the R code of this tutorial, you may have a look at the following video of the Statistics Globe YouTube channel. I illustrate the fix of this article in the video:

 

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In summary: At this point you should know how to handle the error package or namespace load failed for ggplot2 and for data.table in the R language. Please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments below, in case you have further comments or questions. Also, make sure to subscribe to my email newsletter to get regular updates on new tutorials.

 

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