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st: Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:39:38 +0000


From   "Daniel S." <yotrotamundo@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:39:38 +0000
Date   Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:40:01 -0500 (EST)

Dear all,

 

I have two columns with names, coming from
different data sets. Is there any command to know how similar/different are two
strings? For example, John Seballos compared to John Zeballos should indicate
that only one character is different, vs. Kate Smith compared to Robert
Gonzalez should indicate that are completely different names. Any other command
that do something like this?

 

I need this to check whether the same person
lives in the same address after several years, and some of them may have
changed they way their names are written.

 

Thanks!
Daniel Schwartz(apologies for cross-posting) 		 	   		  
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