statcan: Statistics Canada Name Coding

Description Usage Arguments Details Value References See Also Examples

View source: R/statcan.R

Description

The modified Statistics Canada name coding procedure

Usage

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statcan(word, maxCodeLen = 4)

Arguments

word

string or vector of strings to encode

maxCodeLen

maximum length of the resulting encodings, in characters

Details

The variable 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.

Value

the Statistics Canada encoded character vector

References

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.

See Also

Other phonics: caverphone, cologne, lein, metaphone, mra_encode, nysiis, onca, phonex, rogerroot, soundex

Examples

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statcan("William")
statcan(c("Peter", "Peady"))
statcan("Stevenson", maxCodeLen = 8)

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