Linux insider has an article
about the supposed difference in use of language between Mac users and Windows users.
While I don't want to go into this debate here are the instructions on getting the program
to install on a Mac.
Get the download from GNU.org
. You'll get an additional program called
Unpack using Stuffit Expander if your browser hasn't already unpacked it.
Open a new Terminal window and
to the newly created directory. The easiest way to do this is type
and a space, and then drag the folder icon onto the window.
./configure --host=ppc --build=ppc
. The configure command will spit back a lot of info which you can ignore. The tricky part is in the --host and --build options, without them the programs will not install.
Following that you can type
. The make command will run and spit back info at you. Ignore any warnings you might see.
sudo make install
, and enter your password when asked.
The program should now be installed. To check do the following. Type
enter a space and then drag a document onto the window, confirm with the enter key.
will now analyze your text.
Here's the output from all the frontpage posts of my site:
Flesch Index: 73.5
Fog Index: 10.9
Lix: 37.1 = school year 5
34915 words, average length 4.26 characters = 1.34 syllables
1801 sentences, average length 19.4 words
49% (887) short sentences (at most 14 words)
18% (340) long sentences (at least 29 words)
434 paragraphs, average length 4.1 sentences
3% (58) questions
36% (655) passive sentences
longest sent 427 wds at sent 1758; shortest sent 1 wds at sent 11
to be (871) auxiliary (460)
types as % of total:
conjunctions 4(1546) pronouns 9(3153) prepositions 9(3272)
pronoun (470) interrogative pronoun (31) article (130)
subordinating conjunction (109) conjunction (21) preposition (102)
That's right, my writing style is like that of a fifth grader.
The world needs more useless statistics like this.
Hop to it and tell me how well you are doing...