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Naked Scientists Word Count
« on: 07/11/2003 18:13:07 »
According to our latest site stats, The Naked Scientists website including this forum) now contains over half a million words ! That's up by 400,000 since this time last year !

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #1 on: 07/11/2003 21:01:12 »
Now for a fun programming exercise...write a script that figures not the total number of words, but the total number of UNIQUE words.  ;)  

Congratulations, though.  You have a terrific website, there are some fine people that contribute here.  



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« Reply #2 on: 09/11/2003 03:33:58 »
Actually, I wrote a program last year that generates a list of unique words and the number of occurrences of each.  I might even be able to find it if I were to look.


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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #3 on: 12/11/2003 07:56:23 »
Wow, that's a good idea. How interesting would that be ... haha.

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #4 on: 26/11/2003 23:04:45 »
"Actually, I wrote a program last year that generates a list of unique words and the number of occurrences of each" ROFL!
If it is unique then it only occurs once...heh
 

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #5 on: 27/11/2003 00:30:06 »
Well spotted heythere - I'm normally quicker than that and I'd have had him for that one !

Hyped-up lines in the media like "very unique" really make me cringe. Am I becoming a boring old fart ?!

(someone will now say...what do you mean "becoming" ? !) ;)

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #6 on: 27/11/2003 02:49:38 »
What do you mean "old" ?!
 

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #7 on: 27/11/2003 10:52:16 »
The stress of keeping life, sole and the naked scientists together is making me old before my time !

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #8 on: 27/11/2003 22:35:26 »
Is that your shoes you are having problems with? I find if I have them professionally resoled, they're OK. Don't you have shoe repair places in England?
 

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #9 on: 27/11/2003 23:18:49 »
Roberth, sounds fishy to me.;)
« Last Edit: 27/11/2003 23:19:23 by Donnah »
 

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #10 on: 27/11/2003 23:20:07 »
oops - hoisted by my own petard there ;) well spotted !

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #11 on: 30/11/2003 02:20:14 »
And you are giving me guff for my *almost* correct use of the word unique, Chris.

I never did find that program.  And I looked for almost two minutes!


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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #12 on: 01/12/2003 19:48:46 »
quote:
Originally posted by chris

oops - hoisted by my own petard there ;) well spotted !

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Why hoisted?  Shouldn't it be more like blown up by my own petard?
 

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #13 on: 02/07/2004 06:56:08 »
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Originally posted by tweener

And you are giving me guff for my *almost* correct use of the word unique, Chris.

I never did find that program.  And I looked for almost two minutes!


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I wouldn't ask Chris to give you a guff!!! you'll probably get more than you bargained for!!!
 

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #14 on: 02/07/2004 18:01:55 »
quote:
Originally posted by NakedScientist

According to our latest site stats, The Naked Scientists website including this forum) now contains over half a million words ! That's up by 400,000 since this time last year !

TNS



How about another wordcount ?

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #15 on: 06/07/2004 01:49:43 »
i asked christopher to do that yesterday...
 

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #16 on: 07/07/2004 06:36:33 »
The word count is now about 650,000.

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #17 on: 07/07/2004 10:10:57 »
....Chris....great respect to you for staying up so late to count them all !:D

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #18 on: 08/07/2004 01:50:28 »
Thats quite an amazing increase!
 

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #19 on: 21/08/2004 17:13:42 »
i wonder who was the first person to to put together the dictionary, now THAT must have been borring!

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Re: Naked Scientists Word Count
« Reply #20 on: 21/08/2004 18:17:41 »
quote:
Originally posted by OmnipotentOne

i wonder who was the first person to to put together the dictionary, now THAT must have been borring!

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I guess it depends on what you're interested in.  Some people love working with words.  Some even love accounting [:0]

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