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Challenge #182: Word Sleuthing

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Alteryx
Alteryx

This was a fun challenge. I couldn't get the same record count until I found the trick listed in the hint below:

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Use Regex to replace any non-word characters with a '|' or ',' for example. This is necessary as using Text to columns and parsing on \s will not work due to some words not being separated by a space. Using this approach, you ensure each word is split up correctly by a delimeter. 
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7 - Meteor

My answer, it is the same as solution.

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Very simple, elegant and far better than my solution.  Congrats.

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5 - Atom

First attempt at the Weekly Challenges. Had a lot of fun trying to complete.

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11 - Bolide

I wish I could have figured out a way to avoid the second filter using regex, but oh well!

 

Hints that weren't in the requirements:

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1 - "Words" for the purpose of this challenge include any string of alphanumeric characters and underscores
2 - Capitalization is not normalized ("The" and "the" are considered different words)

My workflow (pretty similar to everyone else's):

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Alteryx Certified Partner

My solution

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8 - Asteroid

Not sure I agree with the parsing approach, but managed to get the matching result

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Here's my solution. Similar to others I'm getting higher totals than the posted file.

 

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8 - Asteroid

Challenge #182 solved!

 

Didn't get the same values as the output, but apparently I am not alone in this!

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Alteryx Certified Partner

A fast one to get back into the habbit.

 

As for for giving a tip for books to count words in : Project Gutenberg

 

 

 

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