The inverseRegex package allows users to reverse engineer regular expression patterns for R objects. Individual characters can be categorised into digits, letters, punctuation or spaces and encoded into run-lengths. This could be useful to summarise a dataset without viewing all individual entries or to aid in data cleaning.

The vignette vignettes/overview.Rmd contains an introduction to the package.


You can install the development version of inverseRegex from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")