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st: RE: merge with imperfect name matches
Brendan Miller asked a similar question
on 8 February. The answer is nearer "No"
than "Yes", but you should check out Bill
Gould's long reply on alternatives
and Michael Blasnik's soundex code.
I found this out by searching the Statalist
David K Evans
> I would like to merge two datasets; one of them has formal
> names and one
> has nicknames (i.e. Dave and David, Jon and Jonathan, etc.). I seem to
> recall that there are some user-written commands to deal with
> matches. Is anyone familiar with any of them?
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