Character Frequency Counter
Plot character frequency.
You can paste in English or Spanish or computer language code or math formula (LaTeX) any text.
English Letter Frequency
Here's a sample plot.
The first 6 are: “E T H A N I”.
What Happened to E T A O I N?
The popularly known “E T A O I N” is not correct. It is not the order of letter frequency of average text, chat text, novel text, or journalism text.
“E T A O I N” is the arrangement of letters of type-casting machines, and may be based on analyzing a particular list of dictionary entry words.
On linux, you can dump the list of words used by aspell, by
aspell --lang=en dump master > words
result is 119789 “words”. And the plot is:
You notice lots of “s”, due to 30823 words has a duplicate with “'s” ending.
now, if you remove those words, you have 88966 words, but that still won't work because it contains all inflections of words. For example:
See also: Computer Languages Characters Frequency