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Calculates the string distance.

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

(old name: String.LevenshteinDistance)


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, but value can be higher than 1.0 if text length is very different.

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Calculate difference between two strings:

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

Example result: 0.2

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 13th June 2024

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