Hello! How might I find out how often a character's name appears in a book compared to another character? For example, if I wanted to see how often the name "Daisy" appears in the Great Gatsby as compared to the name "Gatsby"? I have tried WordCount but that doesn't work so far. Thanks for any help!
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Start with StringPosition and work from there. Take a look at the first half of
where I did this with Lord of the Flies.
Try WordCounts instead of WordCount. For instance, if myGatsby is the variable holding the text of the book as a string, then you could use
which produces an association whose keys are the words and whose values are their frequencies. In the copy I downloaded from Project Gutenberg Gatsby appears 199 times and Daisy 150 times.