Remove Multiple Data Objects Using rm Function in R (Example)
In this tutorial, I’ll illustrate how to delete several data objects from the R environment running the rm function only once in the R programming language.
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It’s time to dive into the exemplifying R code…
Creating Example Data
As a first step, we’ll have to construct some data that we can use in the examples below.
data <- data.frame(x1 = 1:5, # Creating data x2 = LETTERS[1:5]) vec <- 1:10 # Creating vector
The previous R code shows the structure of our example data: We have created one data frame object and a vector.
Example: Removing Data Frame & Vector Using rm() Function
This Example explains how to delete multiple data objects from the global R environment in one line of R code. Have a look at the rm() function in action:
rm(data, vec) # Apply rm()
As you have seen based on the previous R code, we simply had to insert the names of the data objects that we want to remove, separated by a comma. Have a look at your RStudio console. The data objects data and vec will not be contained in the environment anymore.
Video & Further Resources
Do you want to know more about the rm function in R? Then you may want to have a look at the following video of my YouTube channel. In the video, I illustrate the contents of this article:
The YouTube video will be added soon.
In addition, you might want to read the other RStudio tutorials on my homepage:
In this R tutorial you learned how to clean multiple data objects simultaneously. Let me know in the comments, in case you have any further questions.
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