latex word count

latex word count

latex word count

The package provides a relatively easy way of estimating the number of words in a L a T e X document that does not require dvitty or other DVI converters. It does however require something like Unix grep -c that can search a file for a particular string and report the number of matching lines. An accompanying shell script contains more information in its comments.
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What it is: TeXcount is a Perl script for counting words in LaTeX documents. It parses valid LaTeX documents counting words, headers, formulae (mathematics) and floats/begin-end groups.
TeXcount now runs on the secure HTTPS protocol. You should notice no difference, but the communication is now secured by encryption and server certification.

Latex word count
This article was originally published on the ShareLaTeX blog and is reproduced here for archival purposes.
We have just released a long time requested feature, word count. You can now find out how many more words you are over for your next assignment. This feature is built on top of the great work of Einar Andreas Rødland and his TeXcount project.

That is: I want a keyboard shortcut for a shell command. And I want that shell command to run texcount on the current active buffer and return the total words in the minibuffer.
I’d rather have some shortcut within emacs to just return number of words in a file (or ideally number of words in file and in all files called by input or include within the document). I have downloaded texcount script, but I don’t know what to do with it. That is, I don’t know where to put the .pl file, and how to call it within emacs.

A rough word count of a LaTeX document can be achieved using a combination of the detex and wc command line utilities source
Note that this method seems more accurate to the alternative of copy and pasting the contents of the output pdf file into a text editor and word counting that file. This method splits up hyphenated words into two, and counts page numbers etc. As an example, take the following which converts the same document as above to text and word counts the result:

I have 5 sections not including Thesis.tex:
I would like to write a small script that will call texcount on each section and sum up the word counts so that I get an overall word count.

How many pages is 3000 words? Single spaced, 3000 words yields about 6 pages, while double spacing produces around 12 pages. Depending on your word processor and preferences the page count may vary slightly, but with typical margins and 12 point Arial or Times New Roman font you should expect a similar number of pages. Try our easy to use online word count tool to quickly count characters, words, paragraphs and pages all in real time.
Answer: 3000 words is 6 pages single spaced or 12 pages double spaced.

How many pages is 10000 words? Single spaced 10000 words is 20 pages; double spaced 10000 words is 40 pages. This of course will depend on your word processor settings and how you format your work, however, with standard margins and Arial or Times New Roman 12 point font your results should be about the same. Examples of 10000 word count pages include graduate theses, novelettes and dissertation drafts.
Answer: 10000 words is 20 pages single spaced or 40 pages double spaced.

I found out that I need one of these in my thesis recently and thought I would probably be a major PITA. However I then found TeXcount, and then found that it was included in my install by default. So typing
“texcount thesis.tex” at a command line gave me a load of interesting output.
A set of notes on the software tools I used during my PhD. Partly to record what I did for myself, and partly in case it is useful for anybody else.

Reasons to use LaTeX:
This is the second post in the “Tools You Can Use” series (the first was about Mendeley). While I do not hesitate telling anybody that they should use Mendeley, LaTeX can be a little trickier. There is a learning curve, and it took me about six months of work to get to the point where I felt as comfortable in LaTeX as I did in Word.


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