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Re: Number of Words in a String

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  • Subject: [mg102511] Re: Number of Words in a String
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:32:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h5r8b5$l4q$1@smc.vnet.net>

Length[StringSplit["The cat in the hat."]]

--David

On Aug 11, 3:58 am, Gregory Lypny <gregory.ly... at videotron.ca> wrote:
> 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."], Wo=
rd]]
>
>         Returns 5.
>
> Gregory



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