[ros-users] ROS packages size after serialization

Ken Conley kwc at willowgarage.com
Thu May 12 17:13:22 UTC 2011

ROS serialization is roughly equivalent to C struct serialization so
there is very little difference from the in-memory size and the
serialized size.

 - Ken

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Josep Arnau Claret Robert
<jsprnclrtrbrt at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Dear comrades:
> As in our lab we are discussing about the size of the messages in the
> subscribers and publishers, transported through our local network, we
> arrived to the question on how big really is (in bytes, lets say) the ROS
> message after the serialization. As i guess its quite a generic question to
> answer, as it may depend on the kind of message you are sending, I was
> wondering wether anyone has done any study in that direction or knows any
> specific cases.
> I know the "roscpp/Overview/MessagesSerializationAndAdaptingTypes" ros wiki,
> but i wondered if there is any specific resource where the serialization is
> deeply explained.
> Thx in advance.
> Josep.
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