The modified Statistics Canada name coding procedure
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.
statcan algorithm is only defined for inputs over the
standard French alphabet. Non-alphabetical characters are removed
from the string in a locale-dependent fashion. This strips spaces,
hyphens, and numbers. Other letters, such as "Ü," may be permissible
in the current locale but are unknown to
statcan. For inputs
outside of its known range, the output is undefined and
returned and a
warning this thrown. If
statcan attempts to process the strings. The
the Statistics Canada encoded character vector
James P. Howard, II, "Phonetic Spelling Algorithm Implementations for R," Journal of Statistical Software, vol. 25, no. 8, (2020), p. 1–21, <10.18637/jss.v095.i08>.
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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