Error installing latest R version (3.4.0) on Windows

  • May 3, 2017
  • Steph
  • R

UPDATE: R 3.4.1 does not have this problem so you can install that version instead

If you’re getting the following error when you’ve installed R 3.4.0 on Windows, you’re not alone.

Error in if (file.exists(dest) && file.mtime(dest) > file.mtime(lib) && :

missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed

The R team have released a patched version but right now it’s a little difficult to find out about. If you need/want the patched version, it’s available at:

This resolved the issue for me.

If you want more info on the issue and the resolution process, check out the r-help archive.

Hope this helps!