lee: Table of word frequencies (Lee, Capote, Faulkner, Styron,...

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Description

This dataset contains a table (matrix) of relative frequencies of 3000 most frequent words retrieved from 28 books by 8 authors, including both novels by Harper Lee, namely "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman". The remaining authors are as follows: Truman Capote ("In Cold Blood", "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "Summer Crossing", "The Grass Harp", "Other Voices, Other Rooms"), William Faulkner ("Absalom, Absalom!", "As I Lay Dying", "Light in August", "Go down, Moses", "The Sound and the Fury"), Ellen Glasgow ("Phases of an Inferior Planet", "Vein of Iron", "Virginia"), Carson McCullers ("The Heart is a Lonely Hunter", "The Member of the Wedding", "Reflections in a Golden Eye"), Flannery O'Connor ("Everything That Rises Must Converge", "The Compete Stories", "Wise Blood"), William Styron ("Sophie's Choice", "Set This House on Fire", "The Confessions of Nat Turner"), Eudora Welty ("Delta Wedding", "Losing Battles", "The Optimist's Dauther").

Usage

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data("lee")

Details

The word frequencies are represented as a two-dimensional table: variables (words) in columns, samples (novels) in rows. The frequencies are relative, i.e. the number of occurrences of particular word type was divided by the total number of tokens in a given text.

Source

The novels represented by this dataset are protected by copyright. For that reason, it was not possible to provide the actual texts. Instead, the frequences of the most frequent words are obtained – and those can be freely distributed.

Examples

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data(lee)

rownames(lee)

stylo(frequencies = lee, gui = FALSE)

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