dplyr_tidy_select: Argument type: tidy-select

Description Overview of selection features Indirection


This page the describes the <tidy-select> argument modifier which indicates the argument supports tidy selections. Tidy selection provides a concise dialect of R for selecting variables based on their names or properties.

Tidy selection is a variant of tidy evaluation. This means that inside functions, tidy-select arguments require special attention, as described in the Indirection section. If you've never heard of tidy evaluation before, start with vignette("programming").

Overview of selection features

Tidyverse selections implement a dialect of R where operators make it easy to select variables:

In addition, you can use selection helpers. Some helpers select specific columns:

These helpers select variables by matching patterns in their names:

These helpers select variables from a character vector:

This helper selects variables with a function:


There are two main cases:

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