How to do it
1.Choose one or more texts or a folder. You can type in a complete filename (including drive and folder), and can use wildcards such as *.txt, or you can browse to find your text or folder.
2.If you want to study one text only, just choose one text, but you may choose a whole folderful or more by using the "sub-folders too" option.
The display shows details of your selected text, and if you click the Source Text tab you can see the original text. (If you have analysed a whole set of text files the Source Text tab will show only that last one.)
code the Unicode code of
character the character
type distinguishing punctuation, digits, letters
% percentage of the total number of characters in the text(s)
freq. number of occurrences of that character
<Tab> etc. control characters indicated in red.
1st Position number of each letter-character occurring in word-initial position
2nd number found in second position in any word
Note that 8th will only be able to count letter frequencies for words at least 8 letters long, while 1st or 2nd will handle nearly all words.
Click the header to sort the data:
The letter E (upper and lower case merged) here represents nearly ten percent of all letters, closely followed by T. If sorted by 1st position in the word, however,
the letter E comes after T,A,I,S,O,W,C,B,P,H,M and F in frequency. Presumably the ranking of T reflects the frequency in English of the and A of a.
Copies the data to the clipboard, ready to be pasted for example into Excel.
See also: settings