r-stringdist 0.9.8 Approximate string matching and string distance functions

This package implements an approximate string matching version of R's native match function. It can calculate various string distances based on edits (Damerau-Levenshtein, Hamming, Levenshtein, optimal string alignment), qgrams (q- gram, cosine, jaccard distance) or heuristic metrics (Jaro, Jaro-Winkler). An implementation of soundex is provided as well. Distances can be computed between character vectors while taking proper care of encoding or between integer vectors representing generic sequences.