Pipe-friendly function to make syntactically valid names out of character vectors.

make_clean_names(data)

Arguments

data

a data frame or vector

Value

a data frame or a vector depending on the input data

Examples

# Vector make_clean_names(c("a and b", "a-and-b"))
#> [1] "a.and.b" "a.and.b"
make_clean_names(1:10)
#> [1] "X1" "X2" "X3" "X4" "X5" "X6" "X7" "X8" "X9" "X10"
# data frame df <- data.frame( `a and b` = 1:4, `c and d` = 5:8, check.names = FALSE ) df
#> a and b c and d #> 1 1 5 #> 2 2 6 #> 3 3 7 #> 4 4 8
make_clean_names(df)
#> a.and.b c.and.d #> 1 1 5 #> 2 2 6 #> 3 3 7 #> 4 4 8