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What is the best PHP count words class?: Count the number of words in a string

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What is the best PHP count words class?

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by Omotayo Odupitan - 10 months ago (2016-10-25)

Count the number of words in a string

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I need to count the number of words in a string.

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  • 1. by Oleg Zorin - 10 months ago (2016-10-27) Reply

    Good day, Omotayo Odupitan.

    <code>

    <?php

    function wordsCounter($string) {

    $string = preg_replace('/[^[:alpha:]]+/', ' ', $string);
    

    return count(explode(' ', $string));
    

    }

    • 2. by Omotayo Odupitan - 10 months ago (2016-10-27) in reply to comment 1 by Oleg Zorin Comment

      Thank you Oleg Zorin.

      Much appreciated.

    • 3. by Chiranjeevi Kanaka - 10 months ago (2016-11-02) in reply to comment 1 by Oleg Zorin Comment

      what if word contains integers or hyphen. Your function would count them as different words. Instead try this.

      <code> <?php

      function contains_alpha($item) {

      preg_match('[a-zA-Z]+', $item, $matches);
      return empty($matches) ? False : True;
      

      }

      function wordsCounter($str) {

      $str = split('\s+', $str);
      $str = array_filter($str, 'contains_alpha')
      return count($str);
      

      }

    • 4. by Oleg Zorin - 10 months ago (2016-11-02) in reply to comment 3 by Chiranjeevi Kanaka Comment

      [a-zA-Z] it works only with latin alfabet. But 'Ёжик' (small hedgehog) is also a word :).

      But in general, I like your variant.

    • 5. by Oleg Zorin - 10 months ago (2016-11-02) in reply to comment 4 by Oleg Zorin Comment

      Oops, phpclasses uses ISO-8859-1 charset (it doesn'y support cyrillic chars)

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by zinsou A.A.E.Mose package author package author Reputation 3845 - 3 months ago (2017-06-20) Comment

This class got a method which allows to get an array of all the words in a string.The words are indexed so if you need to count them the first way is to see the last index and add 1 since PHP array start indexing at 0 or simply use the function count() of PHP on the array.


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by Manuel Lemos Reputation 17400 - 10 months ago (2016-10-31) Comment

If you need a package that works well with UTF-8 and does not depend on the PHP extensions avaliable on your system, that package can solve your problem of counting words.

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  • 1. by Omotayo Odupitan - 10 months ago (2016-10-31) Reply

    Thanks Manuel.


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