Remove or rename variables in a dataframe

Remove or rename a variables in a data frame.

Keywords
manip
Usage
rename.vars(data, from="", to="", info=TRUE)
remove.vars(data, names="", info=TRUE)
Arguments
data

dataframe to be modified.

from

character vector containing the current name of each variable to be renamed.

to

character vector containing the new name of each variable to be renamed.

names

character vector containing the names of variables to be removed.

info

boolean value indicating whether to print details of the removal/renaming. Defaults to TRUE.

Value

The updated data frame with variables listed in from renamed to the corresponding element of to.

See Also

names, colnames, data.frame

Aliases
  • rename.vars
  • remove.vars
Examples
data <- data.frame(x=1:10,y=1:10,z=1:10)
names(data)
data <- rename.vars(data, c("x","y","z"), c("first","second","third"))
names(data)

data <- remove.vars(data, "second")
names(data)
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