General Network (HTTP/FTP/...) Client Interface for R

A wrapper for 'libcurl' < http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/> Provides functions to allow one to compose general HTTP requests and provides convenient functions to fetch URIs, get & post forms, etc. and process the results returned by the Web server. This provides a great deal of control over the HTTP/FTP/... connection and the form of the request while providing a higher-level interface than is available just using R socket connections. Additionally, the underlying implementation is robust and extensive, supporting FTP/FTPS/TFTP (uploads and downloads), SSL/HTTPS, telnet, dict, ldap, and also supports cookies, redirects, authentication, etc.


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install.packages("RCurl")

1.98-1.2 by CRAN Team, 6 months ago


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


Authors: CRAN Team [ctb, cre] (de facto maintainer since 2013) , Duncan Temple Lang [aut]


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


Task views: Web Technologies and Services


BSD_3_clause + file LICENSE license


Imports bitops

Depends on methods

Suggests XML

System requirements: GNU make, libcurl


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