libdistance: compute the distance between two pieces of data
license: 3-clause BSD.
The distance library is used to compare pieces of data for similarity. Specifically, it contains a number of methods to find the "edit distance" between inputs, or the number of differences between them. These differ- ences are calculated using various mechanisms. The inputs to these functions can be character strings or arbitrary data.
Inputs are operated on pairwise as *s and *t and the edit distance value is returned.
for additional information on the algorithms and API, see the manual page to the library.
libdistance-0.2.1.tar.gz (10 sep 2005)
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