Package installation failed when trying to install from GitHub

I am trying to run the following command in RStudio (version 3.1.0 on Windows 7 64-bit):

devtools::install_github("data.table", "Rdatatable")

I get the following output:

Installing github repo data.table/master from Rdatatable
Downloading from
Installing package from C:\Users\cle1394\AppData\Local\Temp\Rtmpcrtx8Y/
Installing data.table
"C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-31~1.0/bin/x64/R" --vanilla CMD build  \
  "C:\Users\cle1394\AppData\Local\Temp\Rtmpcrtx8Y\devtoolsd343a7c2b57\data.table-master" --no-manual  \

* checking for file 'C:\Users\cle1394\AppData\Local\Temp\Rtmpcrtx8Y\devtoolsd343a7c2b57\data.table-master/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
* preparing 'data.table':
* checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
* cleaning src
* installing the package to build vignettes
Warning: running command '"C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-31~1.0/bin/x64/Rcmd.exe" INSTALL -l "C:\Users\cle1394\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpMlGNWp\Rinst2786d3f6fc5" --no-multiarch "C:/Users/cle1394/AppData/Local/Temp/RtmpMlGNWp/Rbuild27856a15b8f/data.table"' had status 1
* installing *source* package 'data.table' ...
** libs
Warning: running command 'make -f "Makevars" -f "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-31~1.0/etc/x64/Makeconf" -f "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-31~1.0/share/make/" SHLIB="data.table.dll" WIN=64 TCLBIN=64 OBJECTS="assign.o bmerge.o chmatch.o dogroups.o fastmean.o fastradixdouble.o fastradixint.o fcast.o fmelt.o forder.o fread.o gsumm.o init.o rbindlist.o reorder.o uniqlist.o vecseq.o wrappers.o"' had status 127
ERROR: compilation failed for package 'data.table'
* removing 'C:/Users/cle1394/AppData/Local/Temp/RtmpMlGNWp/Rinst2786d3f6fc5/data.table'
ERROR: package installation failed
Error: Command failed (1)

I have tried installing Rtools; the screenshots of the installation are found below:

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After restarting RStudio, and running the command again, I get the same output. Is there something I am missing? Why can’t I install this package from github?

Edit: Added sessionInfo():

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.1.0 (2014-04-10)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252   
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C                          
[5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
 [1] devtools_1.5   digest_0.6.4   evaluate_0.5.5 httr_0.3       memoise_0.2.1  parallel_3.1.0
 [7] RCurl_1.95-4.1 stringr_0.6.2  tools_3.1.0    whisker_0.3-2 

Edit: Added has_devel():

> has_devel()
Error: could not find function "has_devel"

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    Just to answer an open question.
    The install_github function accepts build_vignettes logical (not documented as it is passed to dots for install function).
    In case of error on building vignettes you may use: devtools::install_github("Rdatatable/data.table", build_vignettes=FALSE).
    Argument build_vignettes has recently changed its default value from TRUE to FALSE, so using recent version of devtools you don’t have to care about it.

    Git Baby is a git and github fan, let's start git clone.