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@joyghosh/matchstick

APIs for most common string pattern matching algorithms.

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matchstick

API collection for common pattern searching algorithms. Following is the list of supported methods.

  • Naive or simple pattern search.
  • KMP (Knuth Morris Pratt) method.
  • Rabin-Karp algorithm.

Installation

$ npm i @joyghosh/matchstick

Usage

var Matchstick = require('matchstick');

# Naive pattern searching.
var naive = new Matchstick("naive");

# Find all matches.
console.log(naive.findAll("This is a test text.", "test")); # [10]
console.log(naive.findAll("AABAACAADAABAABA", "AABA"));     # [0,9,12]
console.log(naive.findAll("AABAACAADAABAABA", "test"));     # -1 (Returns -1 upon no match.)

# Find first match.
console.log(naive.findFirst("This is a test text.", "test")); # 10
console.log(naive.findFirst("AABAACAADAABAABA", "AABA"));     # 0
console.log(naive.findFirst("AABAACAADAABAABA", "test"));     # -1

# Find last match.
console.log(naive.findLast("This is a test text.", "test"));  # 10
console.log(naive.findLast("AABAACAADAABAABA", "AABA"));      # 12
console.log(naive.findLast("AABAACAADAABAABA", "test"));      # -1

# For KMP pattern searching.
var kmp = new Matchstick("kmp");

# Find all matches.
console.log(kmp.findAll("This is a test text.", "test"));   # [10]
console.log(kmp.findAll("AABAACAADAABAABA", "AABA"))        # [0,9,12]
console.log(kmp.findAll("AABAACAADAABAABA", "test"));       # -1

...

# For Rabin Karp pattern searching.
var rabinkarp = new Matchstick("rabinkarp");

...

# Find last match.
console.log(rabinkarp.findLast("This is a test text.", "test")); # 10
console.log(rabinkarp.findLast("AABAACAADAABAABA", "AABA"));     # 12
console.log(rabinkarp.findLast("AABAACAADAABAABA", "test"));     # -1

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License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2021 Joy Ghosh

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