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leven-sort

3.0.0 • Public • Published

leven-sort npm version js-standard-style Dependency Status

Simply sort by similarity, starring Levenshtein via leven.

Allows sorting of an array of strings or array of objects by similarity. For arrays of objects you can sort by up to two keys.

install

npm i leven-sort --save

api

leven-sort only exports one function, but it has 3 distinct signatures

  1. Sort simple text array
    arrayToSort: Array to sort (sorted in place)
    sourceText: The text to check similarity of

  2. Sort array of objects, with optional secondary sort arrayToSort: Array to sort (sorted in place)
    sourceText1: The text to check similarity of
    key1: Property name to be compared in each object
    sourceText2 (optional): If performing a secondary sort, this is the text to check key2 by
    key2 (optional): For secondary sort on object, this is the second property to check

  3. Sort array of objects by multiple keys, each by the same source and with equal weight
    arrayToSort: Array to sort (sorted in place)
    sourceText: The text to check similarity of
    arrayOfKeys: Array of property names to compare

usage

Sort simple text array

const levenSort = require('leven-sort')
const sourceName = 'Bill Griffin'
const nameAry = [
  'Carl Martinez',
  'Roger Davis',
  'William George',
  'Andrew Torres',
  'Billy Campbell',
  'Alan King',
  'Benjamin Wilson',
  'Bill Griffin',
  'Dennis Smith',
  'Billy Griffith'
]
let levSorted = levenSort(nameAry, sourceName)

Sort array of objects, with secondary sort

const levenSort = require('leven-sort')
const sourceFirst = 'Bill'
const sourceLast = 'Griffin'
const nameObjAry = [
  { first: 'Carl', last: 'Martinez' },
  { first: 'Roger', last: 'Davis' },
  { first: 'William', last: 'George' },
  { first: 'Andrew', last: 'Torres' },
  { first: 'Billy', last: 'Campbell' },
  { first: 'Alan', last: 'King' },
  { first: 'Benjamin', last: 'Wilson' },
  { first: 'Bill', last: 'Griffin' },
  { first: 'Dennis', last: 'Smith' },
  { first: 'Billy', last: 'Griffith' }
]
 
let levSorted = levenSort(nameObjAry, sourceFirst, 'first', sourceLast, 'last')
 

Sort array of objects by multiple keys

const levenSort = require('leven-sort')
const source = 'Bill'
const nameObjAry = [
  { first: 'Carl', last: 'Martinez' },
  { first: 'Roger', last: 'Davis' },
  { first: 'William', last: 'George' },
  { first: 'Andrew', last: 'Torres' },
  { first: 'Billy', last: 'Campbell' },
  { first: 'Alan', last: 'King' },
  { first: 'Benjamin', last: 'Wilson' },
  { first: 'Bill', last: 'Griffin' },
  { first: 'Dennis', last: 'Smith' },
  { first: 'Billy', last: 'Griffith' }
]
 
let levSorted = levenSort(nameObjAry, source, ['first', 'last'])
 

install

npm i leven-sort

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version

3.0.0

license

MIT

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