hamming.distance {e1071} | R Documentation |

## Hamming Distances of Vectors

### Description

If both `x`

and
`y`

are vectors, `hamming.distance`

returns the Hamming
distance (number of different bytes) between this two vectors. If
`x`

is a matrix, the Hamming distances between the rows of `x`

are computed and `y`

is ignored.

### Usage

hamming.distance(x, y)

### Arguments

`x` |
a vector or matrix. |

`y` |
an optional vector. |

### Examples

x <- c(1, 0, 0)
y <- c(1, 0, 1)
hamming.distance(x, y)
z <- rbind(x,y)
rownames(z) <- c("Fred", "Tom")
hamming.distance(z)

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