When you are installing R packages through CRAN, you may sometimes find packages failing to install, reporting that a dependency relies on a very new version of R.

One way to handle this is to add a MRAN snapshot to your environment.

First, you will add your R packages to the CRAN installer. 

Then, click the gear icon next to R (CRAN) icon and add a date in the following form:

A few useful snapshots:


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