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
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
objectremover from CRAN with
Alternatively, you can install the development version of
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.