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Re: st: Extract a letter between numbers


From   "Dimitriy V. Masterov" <dvmaster@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Extract a letter between numbers
Date   Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:41:53 -0500

I think you may want to fuzzy merge your dirty address data and your
clean data using nearmrg, which you can get from scc.

An alternative way would to append your two data sets and then use
strgroup on the variable that is the stacked version of your clean and
dirty addresses. That will give you the closest match.

Neither one will be perfect and may take a long time/fail if you have
too much data. The latter approach has some operating system
restrictions as well.

DVM
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