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Calculates the string distance.

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MBS( "Text.JaroWinklerDistance"; a; b )   More

(old name: String.JaroWinklerDistance)


Parameter Description Example
a First text string. "Hello"
b Second text string. "Hallo"


Returns difference.


Calculates the string distance.
Value is normalized, so 0.0 is equal text and 1.0 is totally unequal.

see also–Winkler_distance


Calculate difference between two strings:

MBS( "Text.JaroWinklerDistance"; "Hello"; "Hallo" )

Example result: 0.1199

See also

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 10th November 2023

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