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st: Matching strings


From   "Pedro Martins" <P.Martins@warwick.ac.uk>
To   "<"<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Matching strings
Date   Sat, 23 Nov 2002 20:05:15 +0000

Dear all,

I would like to match a large list of names available in two data sets.
One problem is that the names are not always exactly the same because of
typos. I can also use other characteristics of each observation and do a
   -joinby- but this still provides a large number of possible matches
for each observation. Is there any procedure in Stata for one to match
string variables that may not be exactly equal?

Thank you

Pedro



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