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The tidyselect package is the backend of functions like dplyr::select() or dplyr::pull() as well as several tidyr verbs. It allows you to create selecting verbs that are consistent with other tidyverse packages.

  • To learn about the selection syntax as a user of dplyr or tidyr, read the user-friendly ?language reference.

  • To learn how to implement tidyselect in your own functions, read vignette("tidyselect").

  • To learn exactly how the tidyselect syntax is interpreted, read the technical description in vignette("syntax").


Generally, tidyselect will be installed automatically by the packages that need it. If you need to install it manually for some reason, you can get it with:


Code of Conduct

Please note that the tidyselect project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.