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Re: Number of Words in a String


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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