This function "cleans" names of model terms (or a character
vector with such names) by removing patterns like `log()`

or
`as.factor()`

etc.

## Arguments

- x
A fitted model, or a character vector.

- ...
Currently not used.

- include_names
Logical, if

`TRUE`

, returns a named vector where names are the original values of`x`

.

## Value

The "cleaned" variable names as character vector, i.e. pattern
like `s()`

for splines or `log()`

are removed from
the model terms.

## Note

Typically, this method is intended to work on character vectors,
in order to remove patterns that obscure the variable names. For
convenience reasons it is also possible to call `clean_names()`

also on a model object. If `x`

is a regression model, this
function is (almost) equal to calling `find_variables()`

. The
main difference is that `clean_names()`

always returns a character
vector, while `find_variables()`

returns a list of character
vectors, unless `flatten = TRUE`

. See 'Examples'.

## Examples

```
# example from ?stats::glm
counts <- c(18, 17, 15, 20, 10, 20, 25, 13, 12)
outcome <- as.numeric(gl(3, 1, 9))
treatment <- gl(3, 3)
m <- glm(counts ~ log(outcome) + as.factor(treatment), family = poisson())
clean_names(m)
#> [1] "counts" "outcome" "treatment"
# difference "clean_names()" and "find_variables()"
if (require("lme4")) {
m <- glmer(
cbind(incidence, size - incidence) ~ period + (1 | herd),
data = cbpp,
family = binomial
)
clean_names(m)
find_variables(m)
find_variables(m, flatten = TRUE)
}
#> [1] "incidence" "size" "period" "herd"
```