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Re: How fast do I type?

by monkeygirl (Pilgrim)
on Sep 10, 2001 at 21:37 UTC ( #111517=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How fast do I type?

The standard method for calculating words for the purpose of finding WPM is counting all the characters and dividing by six. Why six? Because the average word is 5 characters long, plus a space.

I'm really no good at one-liners or golfing, but I quickly modified your code. It obtains the accuracy you're looking for. Tested on ActivePerl Build 629 (Perl v5.6.1).

#!perl $x=time; $letters=scalar(split//,<>)/6; print $letters/(time-$x)*60;

If Bill Gates can name a company after his "bedroom" problems, I can have a stupid sig that points it out.

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Re: Re: How fast do I type?
by foogod (Friar) on Sep 10, 2001 at 23:37 UTC
    golfed .... with line breaks and prefix
    perl -e'$x=time;print "WPM:".(scalar(split//,<>)/6)/(time-$x)*60."\n"'
      subtract ."\n" and add e (thanks once again to chipmunk)
      perl -le'$x=time;print "WPM:".(scalar(split//,<>)/6)/(time-$x)*60'

        for efficiency:

        perl -le'$x=time;print "WPM:",(scalar(split//,<>)/6)/(time-$x)*60'


        nice! ... forgot about the results of a -e modifier ...


        - f o o g o d

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