RProtoBuf 0.2.5

August 9, 2012

(This article was first published on Thinking inside the box , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A new release 0.2.5 of
is now on CRAN.
provides GNU R
bindings for the
Google Protobuf data encoding
library used and released by Google.

This release once again contains a number of patches kindly contributed by
Murray Stokely, as well as some updates
to conform to CRAN Policy changes.

The NEWS file entry follows below:

Changes in version 0.2.5 (2012-08-08)

  • Applied patches by Murray to

    • correctly deal with nested Protocol Buffer definitions, and
      also add new unit test for this

    • test a a protocol buffer for missing required fields before
      serializing it, also add a unit test

    • add a small stylistic fix and examples to the ‘add.Rd’ manual page

  • Moved inst/doc/ to vignettes/ per newer CRAN Policy

CRANberries also provides a

diff to the previous release 0.243
More information is at the
page which has a
draft package vignette,
a ‘quick’ overview vignette
and a
unit test summary vignette.
Questions, comments etc should go to the
rprotobuf mailing list
off the RProtoBuf page at R-Forge.

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