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count occurences of each word in novel David Copperfield

Terminal - count occurences of each word in novel David Copperfield
wget -q -O- http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext96/cprfd10.txt | sed '1,419d' | tr "\n" " " | tr " " "\n" | perl -lpe 's/\W//g;$_=lc($_)' | grep "^[a-z]" | awk 'length > 1' | sort | uniq -c | awk '{print $2"\t"$1}'
2009-05-04 16:00:39
User: alperyilmaz
Functions: awk grep perl sed sort tr uniq wget
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count occurences of each word in novel David Copperfield

This command might not be useful for most of us, I just wanted to share it to show power of command line.

Download simple text version of novel David Copperfield from Poject Gutenberg and then generate a single column of words after which occurences of each word is counted by sort | uniq -c combination.

This command removes numbers and single characters from count. I'm sure you can write a shorter version.

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?Is a joke?

curl http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext96/cprfd10.txt|awk -v RS='[^a-zA-Z0-9]' /./'{a[$1]++}END{for (i in a) print a[i], i|"sort -n"}'
Comment by point_to_null 386 weeks ago

I like the posted command better than the one by point_to_null. While point_to_null's is simpler and shorter, it does not strip out numbers and single characters. The download stats are nice, but not really an improvement.

Comment by jestin 386 weeks ago

@point_to_null: wow! i wouldn't imagine this can be done with as short command as yours. you must be a commandline guru..

Comment by alperyilmaz 386 weeks ago

Nice one! point_to_null gets points for doing it with fewer pipes.

alperyilmaz gets points for using more tools though (in order: wget, sed, tr, tr, perl, grep, awk, sort, uniq, awk) showing people what piping really means.

Comment by bwoodacre 386 weeks ago

what the...

Comment by linuxrawkstar 386 weeks ago

...exactly. This doesn't make much sense. Any explanation why someone would want to count the words in this novel ?

Comment by Alanceil 385 weeks and 6 days ago

@Alanceil something like this could be modified to find occurrences of words or letters following each other to create a Markov chain modeled after a given text. That would be useful for a text generator if you needed one...

Comment by leon 385 weeks and 5 days ago

tag clouds, semantic analysis, you know, stuff like that.

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