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Re: Counting Symbols

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  • Subject: [mg70905] Re: Counting Symbols
  • From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve_usenet at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 03:55:41 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ei4lrs$djv$>

StringCount does what you want.

FrontEndExecute[{HelpBrowserLookup["RefGuideLink", "StringCount"]}]

Steve Luttrell
West Malvern, UK

"R M" <ihcuwum at> wrote in message news:ei4lrs$djv$1 at
> I have a whole bunch of documents from which I would like to figure out 
> what keystrokes/symbols are used the most.  What commands should I use to 
> figure this out?  I have (unsuccessfully) tried to use Flatten and Short. 
> My approach is to pull the document into Mathematica as a notebook object, 
> then use Mathematica's list manipulation commands to figure out what 
> symbols are used most frequently.
> This whole problem involves my recent purchase of a Logic Controls 
> programmable keyboard.  So far I have programmed keys to perform 
> [esc]sumt[esc], [downarrow]alt+5, cntrl+space, cntrl+9, etc.  I am trying 
> to figure out which symbols are used the most so that I can program the 
> keyboard most efficiently.

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