Mentioned in Awesome Official Statistics


The package offers the following main functions:

These functions are built upon C-code that re-implements some common (weighted) string distance functions. Distance functions include:

Also, there are some utility functions:


Some of stringdist’s underlying C functions can be called directly from C code in other packages. The description of the API can be found by either typing ?stringdist_api in the R console or open the vignette directly as follows:

vignette("stringdist_C-Cpp_api", package="stringdist")

Examples of packages that link to stringdist can be found here and here.