Applies some name-cleaning heuristics to facilitate joins. These heuristics may include:

  • removing periods and apostrophes

  • removing common suffixes, such as Jr, Sr, II, III, IV

  • converting to lowercase

  • using dp_name_mapping to do common name substitutions, such as Mitch Trubisky to Mitchell Trubisky

dp_cleannames(
  player_name,
  lowercase = FALSE,
  convert_lastfirst = TRUE,
  use_name_database = TRUE
)

dp_clean_names(
  player_name,
  lowercase = FALSE,
  convert_lastfirst = TRUE,
  use_name_database = TRUE
)

Arguments

player_name

a character (or character vector)

lowercase

defaults to FALSE - if TRUE, converts to lowercase

convert_lastfirst

converts names from "Last, First" to "First Last" (i.e. MFL style)

use_name_database

uses internal name database to do common substitutions (Mitchell Trubisky to Mitch Trubisky etc)

Value

a character vector of cleaned names

See also

dp_name_mapping

Examples

# \donttest{

dp_cleannames(c("A.J. Green", "Odell Beckham Jr.", "Le'Veon Bell Sr."))
#> [1] "AJ Green"      "Odell Beckham" "LeVeon Bell"  

dp_cleannames(c("Trubisky, Mitch", "Atwell, Chatarius", "Elliott, Zeke", "Elijah Moore"),
  convert_lastfirst = TRUE,
  use_name_database = TRUE
)
#> [1] "Mitchell Trubisky" "Tutu Atwell"       "Ezekiel Elliott"  
#> [4] "Elijah Moore"     
# }