protolite: Highly Optimized Protocol Buffer Serializers

Pure C++ implementations for reading and writing several common data formats based on Google protocol-buffers. Currently supports 'rexp.proto' for serialized R objects, 'geobuf.proto' for binary geojson, and 'mvt.proto' for vector tiles. This package uses the auto-generated C++ code by protobuf-compiler, hence the entire serialization is optimized at compile time. The 'RProtoBuf' package on the other hand uses the protobuf runtime library to provide a general- purpose toolkit for reading and writing arbitrary protocol-buffer data in R.

Version: 2.1
Imports: Rcpp (≥ 0.12.12), jsonlite
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: spelling, curl, testthat, RProtoBuf, sf
Published: 2020-01-13
Author: Jeroen Ooms
Maintainer: Jeroen Ooms <jeroen at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
URL: (website) (devel)
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: libprotobuf and protobuf-compiler
Language: en-US
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: protolite results


Reference manual: protolite.pdf
Package source: protolite_2.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: protolite_2.1.tgz, r-oldrel: protolite_2.1.tgz
Old sources: protolite archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: geojson, mapboxapi, opencpu, phantasus
Reverse suggests: polmineR, rgbif


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