Compares two strings and gives you back stats as to how similar they are

npm install node-matchstats
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Handy module for comparing the similarities in strings


  var matchStats = require('matchStats').matchStats;

  var str1 = 'information';
  var str2 = 'informative';

  var stats = matchStats( str1, str2 );

  console.log( stats.percent_matched ); // 73
  // percent similar

  console.log( stats.begin_match ); // 9
  // number of characters that appear in the same 
  // order at the beginning of each string
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