httr 1.1.0 is now available on CRAN. The httr packages makes it easy to talk to web APIs from R. Learn more in the quick start vignette.

Install the latest version with:

install.packages("httr")

When writing this blog post I discovered that I forgot to annouce httr 1.0.0. This was a major release marking the transition from the RCurl package to the curl package, a modern binding to libcurl written by Jeroen Ooms. This makes httr more reliable, less likely to leak memory, and prevents the diabolical “easy handle already used in multi handle” error.

httr 1.1.0 includes a couple of new features:

Otherwise, OAuth support continues to improve thanks to support from the community:

To see the full list of changes, please read the release notes for 1.0.0 and 1.1.0.