Skip to content
RStudio addin to remove objects from the Global environment based on text patterns and object type
R
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
R
inst
man
.Rbuildignore
.gitignore
.travis.yml
DESCRIPTION
LICENSE.md
NAMESPACE
NEWS.md
README.Rmd
README.md
cran-comments.md
objectremover.Rproj

README.md

objectremover

Build Status cran checks

objectremover is an RStudio addin to assist with clearing objects from the Global environment. Features include removing objects by

  • Starting pattern of object name
  • Ending pattern of object name
  • Regular expression
  • Object type (dataframe, function and other)

The addin allows the user to quickly tidy up the R workspace which is useful, e.g. when you have stored lots of large, temporary objects in memory which can often happen during the course of exploratory data analysis. objectremover displays exactly which objects will be removed according to the options the user has specified in real time. This feature helps to ensure that you do not remove certain objects by mistake.

Installation

Install objectremover from CRAN with

install.packages("objectremover")

Alternatively, you can install the development version of objectremover with

devtools::install_github("alan-y/objectremover")

Use

After installing the package, the add-in will be available in RStudio from the Addins dropdown menu. Select “Remove Objects” (under the heading OBJECTREMOVER) from the menu to run.

If, for example, you have created some temporary objects named using the prefix ‘z’, objectremover can be used to quickly remove all objects starting with ‘z’ from the Global environment.

objectremover demo

You can’t perform that action at this time.