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Re: st: Matching fuzzy names with reclink


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Matching fuzzy names with reclink
Date   Thu, 4 Jun 2009 11:56:58 -0400

Also note it can be a good idea to remove a variety of characters with
-filefilter- or string functions before trying to match, including
quotes and the like.

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 7:33 AM, Michael Blasnik
<michael.blasnik@gmail.com> wrote:
> You have probably hit upon one of several bugs that have been found in
> reclink -- all having to do with embedded quotes within  matching
> strings or tempfile paths with spaces or quotes.  I have a newer
> version which I have been planning to send to SSC and will also
> directly email a copy to you.
>
> Let me know if the problem persists.
>
> Michael Blasnik
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 8:14 AM, Pacher S (OS)
> <s.pacher@maastrichtuniversity.nl> wrote:
>> Dear statalist users,
>>
>> I am using Stata 9.1 and want to merge two datasets by company names.
>> As these names are not perfectly similar in both datasets, I use the reclink.ado file.
>> However, after a certain period reclink stopps and asks for an additional closed bracket.
>> I do not know why this happens.
>>
>> I have the following syntax:
>>
>> .reclink cname using "d:\Compustat_reclink.dta" , idmaster(id1) idusing(id2) gen(score)
>>
>>
>> When I run this command, the program works fine. However, after approximately 15% of the process it stopps.
>> As you can see below, it finishes about 15% of the task.
>>
>>
>> Here is the message that appears:
>>
>> .Going through 54114 observation to assess fuzzy matches, each .=5% complete
>> ...) required
>> r(100);
>>
>> It is probably a very simple mistake but I tried it several times now and the result is always similar.
>> Any comment would be highly appreciated.
>>
>>

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