R API Serialization

This package provides other packages with access to the internal R serialization code. Access to this code is provided at the C function level by using the registration of native function mechanism. Client packages simply include a single header file RApiSerializeAPI.h provided by this package. This packages builds on the Rhpc package by Junji Nakano and Ei-ji Nakama which also includes a (partial) copy of the file src/main/serialize.c from R itself. The R Core group is the original author of the serialization code made available by this package.

This package provides C-level serialization as R does for itself. It is useful if you are writing C (or C++) code in an R package which needs to (un)serialize R data structures, and wants to do it faster than calling the corresponding R level function would do.

In other words, this is somewhat specialised for situation of high data throughput, or other cases of a need for high performance. Or maybe you are just impatient and want the result faster.

This package owes a lot of debt to the Rhpc package by Junji Nakano and Ei-ji Nakama. It gave me the idea of using a copy of the code which is not exported by R itself. And of course credit is due to the R Core team for writing R, and the code used here.

Example use

See my RcppRedis package for use of this package


Copyrights are held by the respective authors, in particular Junji Nakano and Ei-ji Nakama as well as the R Core Team for the intial version of the actual serialization code, and Dirk Eddelbuettel for subsequent modificatons and the remainder of the package.


GPL (>= 2)


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0.1.0 by Dirk Eddelbuettel, 7 years ago

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/RApiSerialize

Authors: Dirk Eddelbuettel , Junji Nakano , Ei-ji Nakama , and R Core (original code)

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Imported by RcppRedis, qs.

See at CRAN