Compress and Decompress 'Snappy' Encoded Data

Compression and decompression with 'Snappy'.

This library provides compressions and decompression of Snappy bytestrings in R.

  • Snappy C/C++ code is embedded in the library, so external dependencies are not required.
  • Use or RAWSXP underneath prevents runtime errors
  • Direct access to R's internal data structures is given to the Snappy library, so it's about as efficient as it can be.
  • Round trip tests with hedgehog provide good assurances for correctness.

Basic Usage

# Compress a character vector
comp <- compress("this text will be compressed")
## [1] "this text will be compressed"


Reference manual

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0.1.0 by Huw Campbell, a year ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Huw Campbell [aut, cre] , Jeff Dean [ctb] , Sanjay Ghemawat [ctb] , Steinar Gunderson [ctb] , Martin Gieseking [ctb] , Google Inc. [cph]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

BSD_3_clause + file LICENSE license

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