stringdist: Approximate string matching and string distance functions

Implements an approximate string matching version of R's native 'match' function. Can calculate various string distances based on edits (damerau-levenshtein, hamming, levenshtein, optimal sting alignment), qgrams (q-gram, cosine, jaccard distance) or heuristic metrics (jaro, jaro-winkler). An implementation of soundex is provided as well.

Version: 0.8.0
Depends: R (≥ 2.15.3), parallel
Suggests: testthat
Published: 2014-08-08
Author: Mark van der Loo [aut, cre], Jan van der Laan [ctb]
Maintainer: Mark van der Loo <mark.vanderloo at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: stringdist citation info
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: stringdist results


Reference manual: stringdist.pdf
Package source: stringdist_0.8.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: stringdist_0.8.0.tgz, r-oldrel: stringdist_0.8.0.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: stringdist_0.8.0.tgz
Old sources: stringdist archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: vwr
Reverse imports: qdap, rlist
Reverse suggests: sjPlot, sprint