RProtoBuf 0.3.2

December 16, 2013

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

A new version 0.3.2 of
is now on CRAN.
provides GNU R
bindings for the
Google Protobuf data encoding
library used and released by Google.

As for the last few releases, Murray
took charge of most changes. The NEWS file entry follows:

Changes in RProtoBuf version 0.3.2 (2013-12-15)

  • Fixed a bug that erroneously prevented users from setting raw byte
    fields in protocol buffers under certain circumstances.

  • Give a user friendly error message when seting an extension to a message
    of the wrong type instead of causing a C++ check failure that terminates
    the Rsession.

  • Change object table lookup slightly to allow users to use the
    <<- operator in code using RProtoBuf without hitting a
    stop() error in the lookup routine.

  • Add missing enum_type method and improve show method for

  • Improve documentation and tests for all of the above.

  • Rewrote tests/ script calling RUnit tests

CRANberries also provides a

diff to the previous release 0.3.1
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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