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Apache Arrow defines two formats for serializing data for interprocess communication (IPC): a "stream" format and a "file" format, known as Feather. read_ipc_stream() and read_feather() read those formats, respectively.


read_ipc_stream(file, as_data_frame = TRUE, ...)



A character file name or URI, connection, raw vector, an Arrow input stream, or a FileSystem with path (SubTreeFileSystem). If a file name or URI, an Arrow InputStream will be opened and closed when finished. If an input stream is provided, it will be left open.


Should the function return a tibble (default) or an Arrow Table?


extra parameters passed to read_feather().


A tibble if as_data_frame is TRUE (the default), or an Arrow Table otherwise

See also

write_feather() for writing IPC files. RecordBatchReader for a lower-level interface.