brotli: A Compression Format Optimized for the Web

A lossless compressed data format that uses a combination of the LZ77 algorithm and Huffman coding. Brotli is similar in speed to deflate (gzip) but offers more dense compression.

Version: 0.8
Suggests: knitr, R.rsp, microbenchmark, rmarkdown, ggplot2
Published: 2016-08-01
Author: Jeroen Ooms [aut, cre], Google, Inc [aut, cph] (Brotli C++ library)
Maintainer: Jeroen Ooms <jeroen.ooms at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: brotli results


Reference manual: brotli.pdf
Vignettes: Text Compression in R: brotli, gzip, xz and bz2
Comparison of Brotli, Deflate, Zopfli, LZMA, LZHAM and Bzip2 Compression Algorithms
Package source: brotli_0.8.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: brotli_0.8.tgz, r-oldrel: brotli_0.8.tgz
Old sources: brotli archive


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