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Re: Number of Words in a String

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  • Subject: [mg102526] Re: [mg102483] Number of Words in a String
  • From: Tomas Garza <tgarza10 at msn.com>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:35:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200908110802.EAA21929@smc.vnet.net>

I would use

In[1]:=  yourlist="The cat in the hat."

In[2]:= Length[StringSplit[yourlist]]
Out[2]= 5
I feel it is simple enough.

Tomas


> Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 04:02:50 -0400
> From: gregory.lypny at videotron.ca
> Subject: [mg102483] Number of Words in a String
> To: mathgroup at 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
>


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