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Re: st: identifying strings that differ on one or two letters

From   "Dimitriy V. Masterov" <>
Subject   Re: st: identifying strings that differ on one or two letters
Date   Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:20:01 -0500


That error message is cryptic. Unfortunately strgroup does not include
a plugin for 64-bit Windows, but there's workaround. You need to
install a 32-bit version of Stata executable. You may want to do this
anyway if you want to load Excel files via the odbc command and you
don't have 64-bit version of Office.

Here are the instructions:

1) You can download the 32-bit Stata executable here:

2) Save the file in "C:\Program Files\Stata11" or wherever you
installed Stata. Do not change the filename.

3) Go to your Stata directory "C:\Program Files\Stata11" or wherever
you previously installed Stata. I assume you downloaded Stata.bin.
Rename the new Stata.bin to Stata32.exe.

4) Click on that Stata32.exe and -ssc install strgroup-.

5) Load your data and use do the matching. Save the results.

6) Go back to 64-bit Stata for the rest of the analysis.

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