A Modern and Flexible Web Client for R

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
Package source: curl_4.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: curl_4.3.zip, r-release: curl_4.3.zip
OS X binaries: