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    by yooakim at 2012-08-18 04:38:15

    I really like your book! I have a minor question about the examples used for SlowTraing and FastTrain. in the loop there is this line:

    $h[$word] += ''

    Wouldn't it make more sense to use this instead?

    $h[$word] += 1

    this would store the Count of occurrences for each word.

    Cheers,
    Joakim

    by DougFinke at 2012-08-18 05:20:58

    Thanks for getting the book Joakim. I'm glad you like it.

    Really good question about the PowerShell Spelling Corrector.

    My intention was to create a list of unique words that I could quickly look up. Knowing the number of occurrences of each word is not something that is needed for the spelling corrector application.

    [size=125]You've hit on the next step![/size]
    That PowerShell function is easily re-purposed and changed to do what you are suggesting.

    Now you have a function that can take the content of any string or text file and it will count the number of occurrences of each word.

    Thanks again for the great question.

    Doug

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