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Re: Number of Words in a String

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  • Subject: [mg102532] Re: [mg102483] Number of Words in a String
  • From: jaebum at wolfram.com
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:36:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200908110802.EAA21929@smc.vnet.net>

> Hello everyone,
>
> 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]]
>
> 	Returns 5.
>
> Gregory
>
>

This might be simpler:

In[24]:= Length[StringSplit["The cat in the hat."]]
Out[24]= 5

- Jaebum



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