Standardising Function Names in R

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The renamer Package

Tired of the disparate naming systems in R? Then this is the package for you.

Installing the package

The package is located in my drat. To install

install.packages("renamer", repos="", type="source")

or if you have drat installed


install.packages("renamer", type="source")

The source is available on my github page

Example: The CamelCaseR

If have an unnatural fear of underscores, that prevents the use of ggplot2, then you are saved

## Assumes you have ggplot2 installed





ggplot(cars) + geomPoint(aes(speed, dist))

Example: The UnderscoreR

If you’ve want to try the excellent `drat` package, but you find the lack of underscores
unnerving, you too are saved


install.packages("drat", repos="")


The examples on the drat homepage become



Future directions

Now that the problem with the R naming system has been solved, the next logical step is
to remove differences *between* languages

  • lisp` converter – randomly add brackets to all functions
  • python – insert spaces/tabs on every line
  • FORTRAN – all code starts on the eighth column
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