Concise and Simple Python DP

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    Use dp to find the longest common subsequence between the two words, then sum up the difference in length between the LCS and each word.

        def minDistance(self, word1, word2):
            row = [0 for _ in range(len(word1)+1)]
            for r in range(1, len(word2)+1):
                prev = 0
                for c in range(1, len(row)):
                    val = prev+1 if word1[c-1] == word2[r-1] else max(row[c],row[c-1])
                    row[c], prev = val, row[c]
            return len(word1) + len(word2) - 2 * row[-1]

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