Wed, 13 Apr 2022

drat 0.2.3 on CRAN: Arm M1 Support

drat user

A new minor release of drat arrived on CRAN today. drat stands for drat R Archive Template, and helps with easy-to-create and easy-to-use repositories for R packages. Since its inception in early 2015 it has found widespread adoption among R users because repositories with marked releases is the better way to distribute code. See below for a few custom reference examples.

Because for once it really is as your mother told you: Friends don’t let friends install random git commit snapshots. Properly rolled-up releases it is. Just how CRAN shows us: a model that has demonstrated for two-plus decades how to do this. And you can too: drat is easy to use, documented by six vignettes and just works. Detailed information about drat is at its documentation site.

This release adds support for the macOS Arm M1 architecture, initially supplied in a PR last fall and now finalized with additional tests. The NEWS file summarises the release as follows:

Changes in drat version 0.2.3 (2022-04-13)

  • Arm M1 repos are now supported (#126 and #131 fixing #125)

  • A vignette typo has been fixed (#130)

Courtesy of my CRANberries, there is a comparison to the previous release. More detailed information is on the drat page as well as at the documentation site.

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