Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 19:00:19 GMT
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Subject: Re: Help with using the RX character string functions
I tried going through these call routines a long time ago and found them
quite difficult to master, and hence gave up as they were not easy to
implement in my Fuzzy Match/Merge routines as I do similiar tasks of
determining whether Chuck equals Charles type of matching.
I thought there was a paper done on the RX routines but I have tried
going through the SUGI 22 to 24 proceedings as well as NESUG 97 to 99
but could not find the paper. And I do not remember who the author was
either. Guess I am getting too old <grin>
I will try looking some more. Do hope if you find the paper or receive
some worthwhile help, I could be copied on it as well. I, too, like to
make my routines better, if possible.
No help here but I tried.
In article <B1EA4573C41AD211BE4B00104BCC745B18BF04@mail.wsipp.wa.gov>,
"Harmon, Laura" <harmonl@WSIPP.WA.GOV> wrote:
> I need some help using the RX character string functions (rxparse,
> rxmatch, and rxsubstr). I would like to use these functions to
> the contents of two variables, namea and nameb. I have written some
> code that scores how closely names match, but my algorithm could be
> improved. I thought I should figure out these functions and see if I
> could use them in my algorithm. I have read the online documentation
> but I just don't get how to do this, can anyone help?
> data test;
> input namea $1-11 nameb $13-23;
> CHRIS CHRISTOPHER
> GUSTAV GUSTAUV
> HOANG HONG
> JOHNNY JOHN
> DAVID DAVE
> TIM TIMOTHY
> DEBRA DEBRA
> Laura Harmon
> Washington State Institute for Public Policy
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