[R] Wild cards for dataframes

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Oct 22 16:11:07 CEST 2021

A terse but useful resource is to use R's Help docs: ?regex. It also gives
the R regex syntax, which can of course differ from others, especially in
regard to escapes.
Do note that the rseek.org site is a better place to ask for such info than
here. Or just searching on "regular expressions R".

Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along and
sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )

On Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 2:21 AM Steven Yen <styen using ntu.edu.tw> wrote:

> I like to be able to use a command with something similar to a "wild
> card". Below, lines 4 works to delete all three dataframes, but line 5
> does not work. Any elegant way to accomplish this? My list of dataframes
> can be long and so this would be convenient.
> data.1<-data.frame(x=1:3,y=4:6,z=7:9)
> data.2<-data.1
> data.3<-data.1
> rm(data.1,data.2,data.3)
> rm(data.*)
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