str_remove(string, pattern)

str_remove_all(string, pattern)



Input vector. Either a character vector, or something coercible to one.


Pattern to look for.

The default interpretation is a regular expression, as described in stringi::stringi-search-regex. Control options with regex().

Match a fixed string (i.e. by comparing only bytes), using fixed(). This is fast, but approximate. Generally, for matching human text, you'll want coll() which respects character matching rules for the specified locale.

Match character, word, line and sentence boundaries with boundary(). An empty pattern, "", is equivalent to boundary("character").


A character vector.

See also

str_replace() for the underlying implementation.


fruits <- c("one apple", "two pears", "three bananas") str_remove(fruits, "[aeiou]")
#> [1] "ne apple" "tw pears" "thre bananas"
str_remove_all(fruits, "[aeiou]")
#> [1] "n ppl" "tw prs" "thr bnns"