'RStudio' Addin for Removing Objects from the Global Environment Based on Patterns and Object Type

An 'RStudio' addin to assist with removing objects from the global environment. Features include removing objects according to name patterns and object type. During the course of an analysis, temporary objects are often created and this tool assists with removing them quickly. This can be useful when memory management within 'R' is important.


objectremover is an RStudio addin to assist with clearing objects from the Global environment. Features include removing objects by

  • Starting pattern of object name
  • Ending pattern of object name
  • Regular expression
  • Object type (dataframe, function and other)


You can install the development version of objectremover from Github with



After installing the package, the add-in will be available in Rstudio from the Addins dropdown menu. Select “Remove Objects” (under the heading OBJECTREMOVER) from the menu to run.


objectremover 0.6

  • Added feature to select classes of objects to remove.

Reference manual

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0.7.0 by Alan Yeung, a year ago


Report a bug at https://github.com/alan-y/objectremover/issues

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/objectremover

Authors: Alan Yeung [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports shiny, miniUI, shinyalert

Suggests rstudioapi

See at CRAN