Lightning Fast Serialization of Data Frames for R

Multithreaded serialization of compressed data frames using the 'fst' format. The 'fst' format allows for random access of stored data and compression with the LZ4 and ZSTD compressors created by Yann Collet. The ZSTD compression library is owned by Facebook Inc.


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0.8.4 by Mark Klik, 2 months ago

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Authors: Mark Klik [aut, cre, cph], Yann Collet [ctb, cph] (Yann Collet is author of the bundled LZ4 and ZSTD code and copyright holder of LZ4), Facebook, Inc. [cph] (Bundled ZSTD code)

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

AGPL-3 | file LICENSE license

Imports Rcpp

Suggests testthat, bit64, data.table, lintr, nanotime

Linking to Rcpp

System requirements: little-endian platform

Suggested by heims, rio.

See at CRAN