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Counting Symbols

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  • Subject: [mg70876] Counting Symbols
  • From: R M <ihcuwum at>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 05:33:09 -0500 (EST)

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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