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RE: st: Re: Finding "near"-matches

From   "Svend Juul" <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Re: Finding "near"-matches
Date   Sun, 30 Oct 2005 22:09:21 +0100

Nick Cox, Michael Blasnik, and Frank de Libero wrote among other things:

Nick Cox wrote:
No; your memory is correct.
. ssc desc _gsoundex
reveals your soundex program.

Michael Blasnik wrote:
> Yes (except for the line break problems due to emailing) I
> still, have it
> too but had thought it was available on SSC.  Maybe my memory
> is unclear.

Frank de Libero wrote:
>> Is this it?
>> ---------------------------------------------------
>> *! soundex algorithm - vers 2.1 by M Blasnik 11oct2001
>> *! syntax: egen newvar=soundex(oldvar), [Length(int 4)]


I need the function and succeeded in downloading it following
Nick's instruction. I did not, however, find any help file.
Michael: Could you provide one. It looks extremely useful.



Svend Juul
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