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When creating a variable with the same name as one of the original columns used in unite, the new column is removed (with remove = TRUE). #89

theunis opened this issue Jun 24, 2015 · 1 comment


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theunis commented Jun 24, 2015

For example:

unite(mtcars, vs, vs, am)

removes both the vs and am column, while not creating a new column vs.
If this is intended functionality, perhaps a warning message would be appropriate.

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hadley commented Aug 24, 2015

It does create the column, but it then immediately removes it. You're currently on your own in tidyr if you create multiple columns with the same name.

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