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Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
Tags: Data Structures    
Latest version: v1.0.3

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Go package to calculate the Levenshtein Distance

The library is fully capable of working with non-ascii strings. But the strings are not normalized. That is left as a user-dependant use case. Please normalize the strings before passing it to the library if you have such a requirement.

Limitation

As a performance optimization, the library can handle strings only up to 65536 characters (runes). If you need to handle strings larger than that, please pin to version 1.0.3.

Install

go get github.com/agnivade/levenshtein

Example

package main

import (
    "fmt"
    "github.com/agnivade/levenshtein"
)

func main() {
    s1 := "kitten"
    s2 := "sitting"
    distance := levenshtein.ComputeDistance(s1, s2)
    fmt.Printf("The distance between %s and %s is %d.\n", s1, s2, distance)
    // Output:
    // The distance between kitten and sitting is 3.
}

Benchmarks

name              time/op
Simple/ASCII-4     330ns ± 2%
Simple/French-4    617ns ± 2%
Simple/Nordic-4   1.16µs ± 4%
Simple/Tibetan-4  1.05µs ± 1%

name              alloc/op
Simple/ASCII-4     96.0B ± 0%
Simple/French-4     128B ± 0%
Simple/Nordic-4     192B ± 0%
Simple/Tibetan-4    144B ± 0%

name              allocs/op
Simple/ASCII-4      1.00 ± 0%
Simple/French-4     1.00 ± 0%
Simple/Nordic-4     1.00 ± 0%
Simple/Tibetan-4    1.00 ± 0%

Comparisons with other libraries

name                     time/op
Leven/ASCII/agniva-4      353ns ± 1%
Leven/ASCII/arbovm-4      485ns ± 1%
Leven/ASCII/dgryski-4     395ns ± 0%
Leven/French/agniva-4     648ns ± 1%
Leven/French/arbovm-4     791ns ± 0%
Leven/French/dgryski-4    682ns ± 0%
Leven/Nordic/agniva-4    1.28µs ± 1%
Leven/Nordic/arbovm-4    1.52µs ± 1%
Leven/Nordic/dgryski-4   1.32µs ± 1%
Leven/Tibetan/agniva-4   1.12µs ± 1%
Leven/Tibetan/arbovm-4   1.31µs ± 0%
Leven/Tibetan/dgryski-4  1.16µs ± 0%