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.
|Author||Jeroen Ooms [aut, cre] (<https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4035-0289>), Hadley Wickham [ctb], RStudio [cph]|
|Maintainer||Jeroen Ooms <[email protected]>|
|License||MIT + file LICENSE|
|URL||https://github.com/jeroen/curl#readme (devel) https://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/ (upstream)|
|Package repository||View on CRAN|
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