How fuzzy is get_close_matches() in difflib?
john106henry at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 17 05:19:50 CET 2006
I did try them and I am impressed. It helped me found a lot of useful
info. I just want to get a feel as to what constitutes a "match".
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:40:49 -0800, John Henry wrote:
> > I am just wondering what's with get_close_matches() in difflib. What's
> > the magic? How fuzzy do I need to get in order to get a match?
> Why don't you try it and see?
> >>> from difflib import get_close_matches
> >>> get_close_matches("appel", ["ape", "apple", "peach", "puppy"])
> ['apple', 'ape']
> >>> import keyword as _keyword
> >>> get_close_matches("wheel", _keyword.kwlist)
> >>> get_close_matches("apple", _keyword.kwlist)
> >>> get_close_matches("accept", _keyword.kwlist)
> Those example, by the way, come from here:
> >>> help(get_close_matches)
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