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STRGROUP: Stata module to match strings based on their Levenshtein edit distance

Julian Reif

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

Abstract: strgroup matches similar strings together. This can be useful when merging data that contain typos. For example, "widgets" will not merge with "widgetts" because the strings are not identical. strgroup provides a way to match strings in an objective and automated manner.

Language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 9.2
Keywords: data management; string match; string merge; string group; levenshtein (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-05-18, Revised 2015-09-27
Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install strgroup". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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