** Utilities for Formulas, Expressions, Calls, Assignments and Other R Objects**

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These utilities facilitate the programmatic manipulations of formulas, expressions, calls, names, symbols and other R language objects. These objects all share the same structure: a left-hand side (lhs), an operator (op) and right-hand side (rhs). This packages provides methods for accessing and modifying this structures as well as extracting and replacing names and symbols from these objects.

It is easiest to understand through the [#Examples].


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Manipulate parts of a formula/expression/call/assignment:

Get variables (names) in a formula/expression/call/assignment:

Get terms from formula or expression:


Formula terms and operators can be accessed or changed.

## Get parts of formula 

form <- y ~ x 

lhs(form)                # y
lhs(form) <- quote(t)
form                     # t ~ x

rhs(form)                # x
rhs(form) <- 1
form                     # t ~ 1

## Get variables (names)

form <- y ~ m*x + b

get.vars(form)           # "y" "m" "x" "b"
lhs.vars(form)           # "y"
rhs.vars(form)           # "m" "x" "b"

## Split terms


split_terms(form)        # expression(Species ~ . - Sepal.Length)
split_terms( quote(a+(b+(c+d))), recursive=TRUE )   # expression(a, b, c, d)