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.

Maintainer: Jeroen Ooms <jeroen at berkeley.edu>

Author(s): Jeroen Ooms*, Hadley Wickham*, RStudio*

Install package and any missing dependencies by running this line in your R console:

install.packages("curl")


Package curl
Materials
URL https://github.com/jeroen/curl#readme (devel) https://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/ (upstream)
Task Views WebTechnologies
Version 2.8.1
Published 2017-07-21
License MIT + file LICENSE
BugReports https://github.com/jeroen/curl/issues
SystemRequirements libcurl: libcurl-devel (rpm) or libcurl4-openssl-dev (deb).
NeedsCompilation yes
Citation
CRAN checks curl check results
Package source curl_2.8.1.tar.gz