[OS X TeX] Counting words in a latex file

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Jun 2 00:28:22 CEST 2006

Am 01.06.2006 um 23:54 schrieb Jan Erik Moström:

> Is there a simple way of doing a word count in a latex file,  
> preferable one that
> can exclude figures/tables etc?

You could try: cat file.tex | detex | wc. TeXShop uses a similar method.

Some time ago (a year?) this was already a topic on this list ...

I think the only exact method is to let some human being count.  
Oneself is best, no-one else knows what a word is and what not.



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