rename {dplyr}R Documentation

Rename columns


rename() changes the names of individual variables using new_name = old_name syntax; rename_with() renames columns using a function.


rename(.data, ...)

rename_with(.data, .fn, .cols = everything(), ...)



A data frame, data frame extension (e.g. a tibble), or a lazy data frame (e.g. from dbplyr or dtplyr). See Methods, below, for more details.


For rename(): <tidy-select> Use new_name = old_name to rename selected variables.

For rename_with(): additional arguments passed onto .fn.


A function used to transform the selected .cols. Should return a character vector the same length as the input.


<tidy-select> Columns to rename; defaults to all columns.


An object of the same type as .data. The output has the following properties:


This function is a generic, which means that packages can provide implementations (methods) for other classes. See the documentation of individual methods for extra arguments and differences in behaviour.

The following methods are currently available in loaded packages: no methods found.

See Also

Other single table verbs: arrange(), filter(), mutate(), select(), slice(), summarise()


iris <- as_tibble(iris) # so it prints a little nicer
rename(iris, petal_length = Petal.Length)

rename_with(iris, toupper)
rename_with(iris, toupper, starts_with("Petal"))
rename_with(iris, ~ tolower(gsub(".", "_", .x, fixed = TRUE)))

[Package dplyr version 1.0.10 Index]