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st: RE: merging fuzzy-non-exact data

From   "David Radwin" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: merging fuzzy-non-exact data
Date   Mon, 16 May 2011 16:25:43 -0700 (PDT)

You might try Michael Blasnik's -reclink-, available from SSC.

David Radwin
Research Associate
MPR Associates, Inc.
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Berkeley, CA 94704
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:owner-
>] On Behalf Of Ben Hoen
> Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 2:02 PM
> To:
> Subject: st: merging fuzzy-non-exact data
> I am trying to merge two panel data sets from two different data
> storehouses, both of which kept data over the same period of the same
> of
> projects.  Each dataset has four variables: id, name, year, state.  The
> year
> and state will be exact matches in the two datasets, but the names do
> exactly match - different naming conventions were used by the two data
> gathering companies.  The names will be similar though.  The goal would
> to create a final linking table that had the id's from both storehouses,
> so
> that in the future I can merge them easily.
> Is there any command that allows one to match in a non-exact manner?
> Ben
> Ben Hoen
> Principal Research Associate
> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
> Office: 845-758-1896
> Cell: 718-812-7589

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