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Re: Number of Words in a String

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  • Subject: [mg102505] Re: [mg102483] Number of Words in a String
  • From: "David Annetts" <davidannetts at aapt.net.au>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:31:34 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200908110802.EAA21929@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Gregory,

> Is this the simplest way to find the number of words in a string?   
> Seems a little complicated, and I can't seem to turn it into 
> a function because when I replace the string with the 
> argument placeholder myString_ I get an error message saying 
> that a string is expected in that spot.
> 
> 	Length[ReadList[StringToStream["The cat in the hat."], Word]]

What about Length@StringSplit@"The cat in the hat"?

Regards,

Dave.



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