This standardises names with the legacy approach that was used in tidyverse packages (such as tibble, tidyr, and readxl) before vec_as_names() was implemented. This tool is meant to help transitioning to the new name repairing standard and will be deprecated and removed from the package some time in the future.

vec_as_names_legacy(names, prefix = "V", sep = "")

Arguments

names

A character vector.

prefix, sep

Prefix and separator for repaired names.

Examples

if (rlang::is_installed("tibble")) {

library(tibble)

# Names repair is turned off by default in tibble:
try(tibble(a = 1, a = 2))

# You can turn it on by supplying a repair method:
tibble(a = 1, a = 2, .name_repair = "universal")

# If you prefer the legacy method, use `vec_as_names_legacy()`:
tibble(a = 1, a = 2, .name_repair = vec_as_names_legacy)

}
#> 
#> Attaching package: ‘tibble’
#> The following object is masked from ‘package:vctrs’:
#> 
#>     data_frame
#> Error : Column name `a` must not be duplicated.
#> Use .name_repair to specify repair.
#> New names:
#> * a -> a...1
#> * a -> a...2
#> # A tibble: 1 x 2
#>       a    a1
#>   <dbl> <dbl>
#> 1     1     2