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From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: sounds like [was: no title]
Date   Sun, 31 May 2009 12:24:03 +0100

. ssc desc _gsoundex

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package _gsoundex from http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/_
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TITLE
      '_GSOUNDEX': module to implement soundex algorithm

DESCRIPTION/AUTHOR(S)
      
      _gsoundex is an egen function that implements Donald Knuth's
      SOUNDEX algorithm.  Syntax is simply: egen
      newvar=soundex(oldvar), [Length(int 4)]
      
      Author: Michael Blasnik
      Support: email mblasnik@110.net
      
      Distribution-Date: 20011010

INSTALLATION FILES                            (type net install
_gsoundex)
      _gsoundex.ado
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(type -ssc install _gsoundex- to install)

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Martin Weiss

Please use informative subject lines to keep the archives tidy...

You should start at -help string_functions- and 
http://www.stata-journal.com/article.html?article=dm0039

"Dalhia" <ggs_da@yahoo.com>

> hi, is there a 'sounds like' function in Stata?  I have a list of
names of 
> individuals of Indian origin, and I am trying to figure out if any of
them 
> sound like names in a master list.
>
> Here is how my data looks:
>
> Individual names
> Joshi
> Gupta
> Tata
> Asli
>
> Names in Master:
> Tatas
> Alsi
>
> I need to be able to figure out the following:
> Joshi - No match
> Gupta - No match
> Tata - Tatas
> Asli - Alsi

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