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Re: st: matching observations for merging


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: matching observations for merging
Date   Thu, 17 Jun 2010 20:10:59 +0200

Exactly, yes Maarten, splitting/merging is also an issue.
Thanks
Abhimanyu

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 6:11 PM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- I wrote:
> <snip>
>> This will display a list of troublesome country names, which is
>> usually so short that it doesn't pay to do anything more fancy.
>>
>> With this list you can create a recode .do file which harmonizes
>> country names before the final merge.
> <snip>
>
> Here is are the relevant lines of such .do file I created for such
> a project 7 years ago. Notice that part of the problem is not just
> spelling, but also that countries change (split up or merge), and
> this .do file also implements my assumptions on how to deal with
> those changes.
>
> replace country = "Antigua and Barbuda" if country == "Antigua & Barbuda"
> replace country = "Bosnia and Herzegovina" if country == "Bosnia-Herzegovina"
> replace country = "Cameroon" if country == "Cameroun"
> replace country = "Côte d'Ivoire" if country == "Ivory Coast"
> replace country = "Democratic Republic of the Congo" if country == "Zaire"
> replace country = "Kyrgyzstan" if country == "Kyrgyz Republic"
> replace country = "Libyan Arab Jamahiriya" if country == "Libya"
> replace country = "Luxembourg" if country == "Luxemburg"
> replace country = "Madagascar" if country == "Malagasy Republic"
> replace country = "Republic of Korea" if country == "Korea,South"
> replace country = "Republic of Moldova" if country == "Moldova"
> replace country = "Romania" if country == "Rumania"
> replace country = "Russian Federation" if country == "Russia"
> replace country = "Saint Kitts and Nevis" if country == "St. Kitts-Nevis"
> replace country = "Saint Lucia" if country == "St. Lucia"
> replace country = "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines" if country == "St. Vincent and the Grenadines"
> replace country = "Suriname" if country == "Surinam"
> replace country = "Sao Tome and Principe" if country == "Sao Tome-Principe"
> replace country = "Serbia and Montenegro" if country == "Yugoslavia"
> replace country = "Syrian Arab Republic" if country == "Syria"
> replace country = "Tanzania United Republic of" if country == "Tanzania"
> replace country = "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" if country == "Macedonia"
> replace country = "Viet Nam" if country == "Vietnam, Dem. Rep. of"
> replace country = "the Islamic Republic of Iran" if country == "Iran"
> replace country = "United States" if country == "United States of America"
> replace country = "Germany" if country == "German Federal Republic"
> replace country = "Yemen" if country == "Yemen Arab Republic"
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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