Character And Word Counter
With Frequency Statistics Calculator

This calculator / converter requires the use of Javascript enabled and capable browsers. This calculator and converter can be useful on all types of documents. You may then click on Start Over to reset all fields for another calculation and conversion operation.

This has been one of our most popular pages over the years for all types of users, students, website builders and copy writers. What is the importance of word frequency to the internet? Search engines and directories now use artificial intelligence to analyze the web as they produce sorted search results. Knowing the frequency of words used in your web design will give you more of an idea how these means of artificial intelligence view your web pages. This service is a useful tool to the web designer; ask Google! To students and to others, knowing the data will improve your writing skills.

All of the processing is done locally on your computer; therefore, if you have a new "hot rod" computer, you can accomplish a great deal in a short amount of time. On the other hand, if you are using an older machine with limited memory and older software, some processes may have limitations. Different browsers react differently and the window may no react efficiently while the word count is processing; give it time.

We have run documents of several hundred pages through this and had excellent results on newer equipment and in IE7. The higher the horsepower and the more memory, the better it runs with large documents. However, a 500mhz computer with 128KB of RAM with IE4 may only take 5 or 6 pages before getting a message such as this... A script on this page is causing Internet Explorer to run slow ... Do you want to abort script? The abort option is NOT a fatal error. You can normally continue to process but that is dependant on your system resources. Experiment with your options and resources. You can cut and paste many times if needed and just add the values manually. ASCII programming code, HTML code and mathematical equations may also produce this warning.

Enter your data in the left box; you may type it or more logically, cut and paste it. Control A to highlight all text in box. Control V to paste text into box. Control C to copy highlighted text. Results are in the right box. Test the amount of text your system can process by starting with a single page of text and then increasing in increments.

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Enter the data in the left box. Select the desired filters then make calculations in the numbered order. Do the same for subsequent data calculations below the boxes. Read the resulting data in the right box. We suggest that you experiment with a couple of lines to see what your data will look like before you plunk in 10,000 words and try to determine what your data actually is. Try just the wording we already have in the box. Leave the Count Words Only button checked and click on #1, Word Count. Read the data in the Results box. The click the Count All As Words button and click #1 again. Then click #2 and #3. Then click #4 and #5. Experiment a while; the price is right! Pay particular attention to the word your and to the period after results.

Count Words Only   Count All As Words
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Letters Only  All symbols

Letter/Character Count Total In All Words
Letter/Character Average Per Determined Word
Updated 8.17.11