General Network (HTTP/FTP/...) Client Interface for R
A wrapper for 'libcurl'
Provides functions to allow one to compose general HTTP requests
and provides convenient functions to fetch URIs, get & post
forms, etc. and process the results returned by the Web server.
This provides a great deal of control over the HTTP/FTP/...
connection and the form of the request while providing a
higher-level interface than is available just using R socket
connections. Additionally, the underlying implementation is
robust and extensive, supporting FTP/FTPS/TFTP (uploads and
downloads), SSL/HTTPS, telnet, dict, ldap, and also supports
cookies, redirects, authentication, etc.