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From: Paul Sexton <psexton@xnet.co.nz>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Context-sensitive word count in org mode (elisp)
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 03:51:23 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <loom.20110216T044140-839@post.gmane.org> (raw)

I am trying to reduce the word count in a document I am writing. The
existing word count functionality for emacs is surprisingly lacking.
I wanted a word count function for org mode which excluded tables and 
comments, and ended up writing one myself. 

If this function is called with a region highlighted, it counts the words in
the region. Otherwise it counts words in the whole buffer.

It ignores commented lines and tables. LaTeX-style macros such as 
\foo{bar,baz} are counted as 1 word, as a compromise (more often than not 
they should count as 0, but they do sometimes expand to 1 or more words
in the final document). 

- Does not ignore BEGIN_SRC/END_SRC or inline src_* blocks (babel).
  Should be easy enough to add however.
- There is probably a better way of identifying latex macros
  than my 'latex-macro-regexp' below.
- Ignores all org links. I couldn't figure out how to extract "description"
  text from links, but I didn't look very hard.

Improvements welcome.



(defun in-comment-p ()
  "Return non-nil if point is in a comment."
  (if (or (null comment-start-skip)
	  (eq (preceding-char) ?\r))
      (let ((pos (point)))
	(re-search-backward "^\\|\r" nil t)
	(or (looking-at comment-start-skip)
	    (re-search-forward comment-start-skip pos t))))))

(defun in-org-table-p ()
  "Return non-nil if point is in an org-mode table."
  (if (or (not (boundp 'org-table-any-line-regexp))
          (null org-table-any-line-regexp)
	  (eq (preceding-char) ?\r))
      (let ((pos (point)))
	(re-search-backward "^\\|\r" nil t)
	(looking-at org-table-any-line-regexp)))))

(defvar latex-macro-regexp "\\\\[A-Za-z]+\\(\\[[^]]*\\]\\|\\){\\([^}]*\\)}")

(defun org-word-count (beg end)
  (interactive "r")
  (unless mark-active
    (setf beg (point-min)
          end (point-max)))
  (let ((wc 0))
      (goto-char beg)
      (while (< (point) end)
        (re-search-forward "\\w+\\W*")
         ((or (in-comment-p) (in-org-table-p))
         ((looking-at org-any-link-re)
          (goto-char (match-end 0)))
            (looking-at latex-macro-regexp))
          (goto-char (match-end 0))
          (setf wc (+ 2 wc)))
          (incf wc)))))
    (message (format "%d words in %s." wc
                     (if mark-active "region" "buffer")))))

             reply	other threads:[~2011-02-16  3:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-02-16  3:51 Paul Sexton [this message]
2011-02-16  9:12 ` Christian Moe
2011-02-16  9:47   ` Dan Davison
2011-02-16  9:45 ` Christian Moe
2011-02-16 20:34   ` Paul Sexton
2011-02-17 10:02     ` Christian Moe
2011-02-17 18:57       ` Eric Schulte
2011-02-16 10:14 ` Bastien
2011-02-16 18:15   ` Samuel Wales
2011-02-16 13:03 ` Joost Kremers
2011-02-16 23:28 ` Paul Sexton
2011-02-17 16:50   ` Samuel Wales
2011-02-17 18:55     ` Paul Sexton
2011-03-27 19:40       ` [Orgmode] " Samuel Wales
2011-02-18 14:34   ` Bastien
2011-02-20 21:49     ` Paul Sexton
2011-02-21 23:30       ` Samuel Wales
     [not found]     ` <4D601314.8000701@xnet.co.nz>
2011-02-22 11:28       ` Bastien
2011-02-16 16:22 Benjamin Beckwith
2011-02-16 23:31 ` Paul Sexton

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