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Fuzzy Finder implemented in Python.

Project description

Fuzzy Finder implemented in Python. Matches partial string entries from a list of strings. Works similar to fuzzy finder in SublimeText and Vim’s Ctrl-P plugin.

Quick Start

$ pip install fuzzyfinder


$ easy_install fuzzyfinder


>>> from fuzzyfinder import fuzzyfinder

>>> suggestions = fuzzyfinder('abc', ['abcd', 'defabca', 'aagbec', 'xyz', 'qux'])

>>> list(suggestions)
['abcd', 'defabca', 'aagbec']


  • Simple, easy to understand code.
  • No external dependencies, just the python std lib.

How does it work

Blog post describing the algorithm:

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2.0.0 (2017-01-25)

  • Case insensitive matching. (Gokul Soumya)
  • Add an accessor function for fuzzy find. (Amjith)
  • Support integer inputs. (Matheus)

2.1.0 (2017-01-25)

  • Use lookahead regex to find shortest match. (Gokul Soumya)

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