20.35 Letter Frequency
Next we want to review the frequency of letters across all of the words in the discourse. Some data preparation will transform the vector of words into a list of letters, which we then construct a frequency count for, and pass this on to be plotted.
We again use a pipeline to string together the operations on the
data. Starting from the vector of words stored in
split the words into characters using stringr::str_split() from
(Wickham 2019b), removing the first string (an empty string) from each
of the results (using BiocGenerics::sapply()). Reducing the result into
a simple vector, using BiocGenerics::unlist(), we then generate a data
frame recording the letter frequencies, using qdap::dist_tab()
from . We can then plot the letter proportions.
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