The curl() and curl_download() functions provide highly configurable drop-in replacements for base url() and download.file() with better performance, support for encryption (https, ftps), gzip compression, authentication, and other 'libcurl' goodies. The core of the package implements a framework for performing fully customized requests where data can be processed either in memory, on disk, or streaming via the callback or connection interfaces. Some knowledge of 'libcurl' is recommended; for a more-user-friendly web client see the 'httr' package which builds on this package with http specific tools and logic.
|Depends:||R (>= 3.0.0)|
|Suggests:||spelling, testthat (>= 1.0.0), knitr, jsonlite, rmarkdown, magrittr, httpuv (>= 1.4.4), webutils|
|Reference manual:||curl.pdf, 00Index.html|
|Vignettes:||Proxies and Certificates on Windows Networks|
The curl package: a modern R interface to libcurl
|Windows binaries:||r-devel: curl_4.3.zip, r-release: curl_4.3.zip|
|OS X binaries:|