I want to compare one basic string with a number of strings, and identify the string which is most similar with the basic string. Is there a nice Macro facility or a SAS procedure that may manage this problem?
And these samples
- 24582 - Combine data sets based upon similar values -> http://support.sas.com/kb/24/582.html
Encode character strings using SOUNDEX to aid in combining the data based upon similar but not exact values.
- 33340 - Using DATA Step functions to check character values or variables for near equality -> http://support.sas.com/kb/33/340.html
Several DATA step functions can be used to quantify or measure the difference between two character values