R package bindings for the Snappy library.
This library provides compressions and decompression of Snappy bytestrings in R.
- Snappy C/C++ code is embedded in the library, so external dependencies are not required.
- Use or RAWSXP underneath prevents runtime errors
- Direct access to R’s internal data structures is given to the Snappy library, so it’s about as efficient as it can be.
- Round trip tests with hedgehog provide good assurances for correctness.
# Compress a character vector
comp <- compress("this text will be compressed")
##  "this text will be compressed"