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Thread: Mean number of words per verse

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    Default Mean number of words per verse

    I know this is artificial, but is it possible to calculate the mean number of words per verse in a certain book with BW?

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    Wieland
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    Textcritical commentary:
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    Default Calculating the Mean

    1) Goto the menu, Search > Set Search Limits
    --> Choose the book ranges that you wish to calculate the mean
    2) Choose 'OK' when done
    3) goto the menu, Search > Advanced Search Engine
    4) Create an advanced search (see below)
    --> Note the word box has '*' this will count every word
    5) Click on the 'go' button
    6) You will be give the number of verses and the number of hits (see below)
    7) You can now manually calculate the mean
    8) Download the query below.
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    So, John has one word per verse more than Mark.
    Thank you very much, how simple!
    Best wishes
    Wieland
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    Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
    http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~wie
    Textcritical commentary:
    http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~wie/TCG/index.html

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