word counts - what is going on?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Aug 15 09:55:04 EDT 2012

Michael Kann wrote:

> Sounds like a good project. If you haven't discovered it yourself I'll just mention one of my alltime favorite scripts. It outputs a frequency list of words in a text file. Something like:
> on mouseUp
> repeat for each word w in fileContent
> add 1 to wordCount[w]
> end repeat
> put keys(wordCount) into keyWords
> sort keyWords
> repeat for each line l in keyWords
> put l & tab & wordCount[l] & return after displayResult
> end repeat
> put displayResult into field "result"
> end mouseUp
> I think it came from Richard Gaskin, or perhaps the Almighty Himself (Scott Raney).

I picked it up from Dr. Raney.  It was included as one of the Sample 
Scripts in the original MetaCard Help.

LiveCode includes it too:  in the LiveCode Resource Center see the 
example titled "Listing all the Unique Words in a Piece of Text".

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