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Re: st: -kountry- now on SSC


From   Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -kountry- now on SSC
Date   Wed, 15 Jun 2005 12:48:47 -0400

That apparently is why Carl Pearson changed the spelling of his name--he wanted to sound more German in order to attract a German wife. Didn't work.

m.p.


Nick Winter wrote:


Sorry - that was a bit of a joke... U.S. leftists in the 1960s and 70s frequently spelled "America" with a K as an act of protest. (The Oxford English Dictionary hypothesizes that it was a reference to the German spelling, and intended to be suggested of Nazism...)

I was reminded of that, given the name of your program...

Best,
Nick Winter


At 12:28 PM 6/15/2005, you wrote:


Not yet, but as soon as I collect a sizable list of alternative spellings, I
will post an updated command on SSC. Meanwhile, you may modify the k_other.ado
to include Amerika. Thanks for pointing this out.

rafal


Quoting Nick Winter <nw53@cornell.edu>:

>
> But will it also convert "Amerika" to "United States"? :-)
>
> --NW
>
>
> At 08:08 AM 6/15/2005, you wrote:
> >Thanks to Kit Baum, -kountry- is now available from SSC. kountry
> standardizes
> >names of countries from various datasets. For example, the codes 2 (COW
> code),
> >111 (IMF), 840 (UN Stats), and the names United States of America, U.S.A.,
> >USA,
> >U.S., US, UNITED STATES, etc., lower or upper case, with or without the
> >definite
> >article "the", will all be converted to "United States". The command makes
> it
> >easier to merge data sets that use different codes and names to identify the
> >same countries.
> >
> >In Stata, use the -ssc install kountry- command to install the package.
> >
> >Comments and suggestions most welcome!
> >
> >rafal
> >
> >================
> >Rafal Raciborski
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================
Rafal Raciborski
Graduate student
Department of Political Science
Emory University
301 Tarbutton Hall
1555 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-378-9826 (home)
rafal.raciborski@emory.edu (e-mail)
www.roofoos.net

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--------------------------------------------------------
Nicholas Winter                           607.255.8819 t
Assistant Professor                       607.255.4530 f
Department of Government              nw53@cornell.edu e
308 White Hall            falcon.arts.cornell.edu/nw53 w
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4601

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