R – R Object Data Store

Driver short name


Driver built-in by default

This driver is built-in by default

The R Object File Format is supported for write access, and limited read access by GDAL. This format is the native format R uses for objects saved with the save command and loaded with the load command. GDAL supports writing a dataset as an array object in this format, and supports reading files with simple rasters in essentially the same organization. It will not read most R object files.

Currently there is no support for reading or writing georeferencing information.

Driver capabilities

Supports CreateCopy()

This driver supports the GDALDriver::CreateCopy() operation

Supports VirtualIO

This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)

Creation Options

  • ASCII=YES/NO: Produce an ASCII formatted file, instead of binary, if set to YES. Default is NO.

  • COMPRESS=YES/NO: Produces a compressed file if YES, otherwise an uncompressed file. Default is YES.

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