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Re: Number of Words in a String

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  • Subject: [mg102519] Re: [mg102483] Number of Words in a String
  • From: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:34:12 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200908110802.EAA21929@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

a simple version is

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

Cheers
Patrick

On Tue, 2009-08-11 at 04:02 -0400, Gregory Lypny 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."], Word]]
> 
> 	Returns 5.
> 
> Gregory
> 



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