comparator: Comparison Functions for Clustering and Record Linkage

Implements functions for comparing strings, sequences and numeric vectors for clustering and record linkage applications. Supported comparison functions include: generalized edit distances for comparing sequences/strings, Monge-Elkan similarity for fuzzy comparison of token sets, and L-p distances for comparing numeric vectors. Where possible, comparison functions are implemented in C/C++ to ensure good performance.

Version: 0.1.2
Imports: Rcpp (≥ 1.0.5), proxy (≥ 0.4), methods, clue (≥ 0.3)
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: testthat
Published: 2022-03-16
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.comparator
Author: Neil Marchant [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Neil Marchant <ngmarchant at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: comparator results


Reference manual: comparator.pdf


Package source: comparator_0.1.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): comparator_0.1.2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): comparator_0.1.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): comparator_0.1.2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): comparator_0.1.2.tgz
Old sources: comparator archive


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