The modified Statistics Canada name coding procedure
statcan(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 Statistics Canada encoded character vector
statcan algorithm is only
defined for inputs over the standard French alphabet.
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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