To calculate levenshtein distance in R, you can use **stringdist()** function from **stringdist** package.The Levenshtein distance is distance between two strings is the minimum number of single-character edits required to turn one word into the other.

The following example shows how you can do it with syntax.

**Method: Use stringdist() Function**

```
library(stringdist)
stringdist(string1, string2, method = "lv")
```

The following example shows how to calculate levenshtein distance in R.

## Use stringdist() Function to Calculate Levenshtein Distance

Let’s see how we can calculate levenshtein distance between strings.

```
# Load library
library(stringdist)
# Calculate Levenshtein distance
l <- stringdist('Educate', 'Education', method = 'lv')
# Print Levenshtein distance
print(l)
```

Output:

```
[1] 3
```

As the output shows Levenshtein distance between this two strings is 3.