Re: Usage stats?

From: Michael Norton <>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:57:32 -0400

You needn't teach me about English sir, I am a writer most of the time.
Science, however, has no shortage in the need for great teachers. There
are even English people here in America short on the science out of

Anyway, the pattern checks out on a web page I ran this morning in a
Unicode counter this membership provided me. Equilibrium is of great
importance in electromagnetism when considering whether or not work needs
to be done in a given scenario.

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:

> Michael Norton wrote:
> Thanks Doug. I did not know there exists a representative sample of
>> the world's text. :)
> There is not, which was the point.
> Thanks for reposting a private message back to the list, by the way. [image:
> πŸ’’]
> Your frequency chart is great. The average char appearance is 2.91%.
>> Only 34% from your list exceed 10% of it. Therefore, U+0020 is the
>> elephant in the room (ie. 15%.05% is far > 2.91%). In fact, it's
>> almost >50% greater than the next most-appearing character.
> Words in English are separated by spaces, and the average English word is
> about 5 letters long. It follows that English text will contain a lot of
> spaces. You can eyeball this.
> Only 34% from your list exceed 10% of the average percentile (2.9%).
>> This is serendipitously common (eg. the Earth:Moon albedo ratio is
>> .36). A relationship about motion and other natural properties and
>> charactetristics among the local texts begin to emerge.
> Right.
> --
> Doug Ewell | | Thornton, CO πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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