Create a default name for an R objectSource:
as_label() transforms R objects into a short, human-readable
description. You can use labels to:
Display an object in a concise way, for example to labellise axes in a graphical plot.
Give default names to columns in a data frame. In this case, labelling is the first step before name repair.
as_name() for transforming symbols back to a
as_name() is a well defined
operation that guarantees the roundtrip symbol -> string ->
In general, if you don't know for sure what kind of object you're
dealing with (a call, a symbol, an unquoted constant), use
as_label() and make no assumption about the resulting string. If
you know you have a symbol and need the name of the object it
refers to, use
as_name(). For instance, use
objects captured with
as_name() with symbols
Transformation to string
Quosures are squashed before being labelled.
Symbols are transformed to string with
Calls are abbreviated.
Numbers are represented as such.
Other constants are represented by their type, such as
as_name() for transforming symbols back to a string
# as_label() is useful with quoted expressions: as_label(expr(foo(bar))) #>  "foo(bar)" as_label(expr(foobar)) #>  "foobar" # It works with any R object. This is also useful for quoted # arguments because the user might unquote constant objects: as_label(1:3) #>  "<int>" as_label(base::list) #>  "<fn>"