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 Ei-ji Nakama and Junji Nakano. 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.
See my RcppRedis package for use of this package
Copyrights are held by the respective authors, in particular Ei-ji Nakama and Junji Nakano 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)