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Re: st: merging fuzzy-non-exact data


From   Michael Blasnik <michael.blasnik@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: merging fuzzy-non-exact data
Date   Mon, 16 May 2011 19:26:33 -0400

It depends somewhat on what the data look like, but you may want to
check out an ado I wrote called reclink (findit reclink).  You would
want to specify the year and state as required matches.

If you have problems using it, I can send you an updated version that
I also need to send to SSC at some point.

Michael Blasnik


On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Ben Hoen <bhoen@lbl.gov> wrote:
> 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 set 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 not
> exactly match - different naming conventions were used by the two data
> gathering companies.  The names will be similar though.  The goal would be
> 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
> bhoen@lbl.gov
> http://eetd.lbl.gov/ea/emp/staff/hoen.html
>
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