[R] what is "fuzzy matching"?

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Fri Jul 18 16:11:44 CEST 2003

dg gdf <hp3000al at yahoo.com> writes:

> I am a student that work on R.

> I need to some data frames such as
> "dolphins","kiwishade","cabbages","beams",... .

> I typed 'help.search("dolphins")' but the response was
> "No help files found with alias or title matching
> 'dolphins' using fuzzy matching.".

> what is "fuzzy matching" 

An attempt to find the name or variations of the name.  I imagine,
though I haven't tested it, that help.search("dolphins") would also
find "dolphin" and "Dolphins", etc.

> and how can I find these data frames?

Ask your instructor?  Reread the instructions for the exercise?

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