EditDistance

EditDistance[u,v]
gives the edit or Levenshtein distance between strings or vectors u and v.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • EditDistance[u,v] gives the number of one-element deletions, insertions, and substitutions required to transform u to v.
  • For strings, setting the option IgnoreCase->True makes EditDistance treat lower and uppercase letters as equivalent.
Introduced in 2007
(6.0)