macOS Big Sur has shipped with all Apple Mac computers since Thu 2020-11-12. The web site https://mac.r-project.org/ shows that as of Thu 2021-01-14 00:56 1. R compiled for Big Sur for Macs with the Intel CISC x86_64 chip is not available. 2. R compiled for Big Sur for Macs with the Apple M1 RISC chip (=ARM64) FAILED to compile. So, R is not available to any of us who have bought Apple Mac computers in the past 2 months.
A note posted to R-SIG-Mac on Thu 2021-01-14 by Brian Ripley says "The goal remains to release a native binary distribution with R 4.1.0 about April 2021." A similar note posted on Fri 2021-01-08 said "We hope this will be solved by the end of January 2021." Waiting until April 2021 to run an application on a computer purchased in Nov 2020 seems like a very long wait. I suggest a goal of releasing R compiled for Big Sur for Macs with the Intel CISC x86_64 chip before the end of January 2021. Greg Coats [[alternative HTML version deleted]] _______________________________________________ R-SIG-Mac mailing list R-SIG-Mac@r-project.org https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-mac