What are Protocol Buffers?
Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler. You define how you want your data to be structured once, then you can use special generated source code to easily write and read your structured data to and from a variety of data streams and using a variety of languages.
but do make sure you have the system requirements covered when building from source.
Under Debian/Ubuntu you may need
sudo apt-get install protobuf-compiler libprotobuf-dev libprotoc-dev
with similar commands on other operating systems or distributions.
The package contains two pdf vignettes; the second one corresponds to our JSS paper.
Romain Francois, Dirk Eddelbuettel, Murray Stokely and Jeroen Ooms
GPL (>= 2)