The Lein name coding procedure.
lein(word, maxCodeLen = 4)
string or vector of strings to encode
maximum length of the resulting encodings, in characters
word is the name to be encoded. The variable
maxCodeLen is the limit on how long the returned name code
should be. The default is 4.
the Lein encoded character vector
lein algorithm is only
defined for inputs over the standard English alphabet, i.e.,
"A-Z." For inputs outside this range, the output is undefined.
Billy T. Lynch and William L. Arends. "Selection of surname coding procedure for the SRS record linkage system." United States Department of Agriculture, Sample Survey Research Branch, Research Division, Washington, 1977.
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