This week, Ellis Hughes and I dig into the mailbag and respond to a viewers question regarding Fuzzy Joining with dates. We’ve previously done two episodes on Fuzzy Joining for names ( Episode 127 & Episode 132) but the viewer brought up an interesting scenario (common in sports science) where you might be trying to match the date of a discrete test with a series of days within a window of time either before or after that test date. So, we go through the ways of handling this issue and build a function to specify the type of matching you might be interested in.
To watch the screen cast, CLICK HERE.
To access our code, CLICK HERE.