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Re: st: Looping through entries in csv file


From   David Elliott <dcelliott@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Looping through entries in csv file
Date   Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:53:59 -0300

Once one has the postal district extracted from the address fields,
why not just use it to merge with a file containing the districts and
counties?  I'm not catching the reason to place everything in a
global.

I also need to ask a question about UK postal codes.  Are UK codes
fully circumscribed by county boundaries?  In Canada the fist part of
the postal code is called a "Forward sortation area" or FSA - The FSA
where I work, for example is "B3J"  One FSA can serve a fairly large
region and at least for us, that region can extend across county lines
which plays holy hell with our use of them to place persons within a
county boundary for statistical purposes.  It may be prudent to test
your apparent assumption that codes don't cross county lines.

DC Elliott
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