Version Unreleased

  • The default value for the hash argument of memoise() is now taken with an indirection in case memoise() is called at the top-level of a namespace (r-lib/rlang#1177).

  • Fixed a bug in has_cache() that caused it to get the value unnecessarily. (#123)

Version 2.0.0 2021-01-26

  • Memoise now uses caching objects from the cachem package by default. These caches support automatic pruning, so that they won’t grow indefinitely. The older-style cache objects in the memoise package are still supported, but we suggest using new-style caches from cachem. (#115)

  • Name clashes between function arguments and variables defined when memoising no longer occur (@egnha, #43).

  • Add Google Cloud Storage support via cache_gcs() (@MarkEdmondson1234, #59)

  • Add compress option for non-memory caches (@coolbutuseless, #71).

  • Use absolute path in cache file system backend, so user can change working directory after using relative path (@xhdong-umd, #51, #65)

  • Add drop_cache() to drop the cached result for particular arguments (@richardkunze, #78)

  • Suppress messages of aws.s3::head_object within cache_s3’s cache_has_key to avoid printing of 404 messages for new keys (@stelsemeyer, #96).

Version 1.1.0 2017-04-21

  • Caches now hash the function body along with the arguments, to ensure functions with identical arguments use a separate file-system cache. (#38)
  • Handle missing arguments in memoised functions for simple cases not using non-standard-evaluation (#19).
  • memoise() gains a cache= argument to specify an external cache. Two types of caches are available, cache_s3() for amazon S3 and cache_filesystem() for a file system cache (#25, @danielecook).

Version 1.0.0 2016-01-29

  • memoise() now signals an error if an already memoised function is used as input (#4, @richierocks).
  • has_cache() function added which returns a boolean depending on if the given call is cached or not (#10, @dkesh).
  • Memoised functions now have a print method which displays the original function definition, rather than the memoisation code (#15, @jimhester).
  • A memoised function now has the same interface as the original function, if the original function is known when memoise is called. (Otherwise, the old behavior is invoked, with a warning.) (#14, @krlmlr)
  • The enclosing environment of the memoised function is specified explicitly, defaults to parent.frame().
  • is.memoised now checks if the argument is a function.
  • Testing infrastructure, full test coverage.

Version 0.2.1 2014-04-22

  • Update to fix outstanding R CMD check issues.

Version 0.2 (2010-11-11) Unreleased

New features

  • Memoised functions now have an attribute memoised=TRUE, and is.memoised() tests whether a function is memoised. (Contributed by Sietse Brouwer.)


  • Documentation is now more elaborate, and hopefully more accessible to newcomers. Thanks to Sietse Brouwer for the verbosity.