TextSTAT – Simple Text Analysis Tool
Concordance software for Windows, GNU/Linux and MacOS X TextSTAT is a simple programme for the analysis of texts. It reads ASCII/ANSI texts (in different encodings) and HTML files (directly from the internet) and it produces word frequency lists and concordances from these files. This version includes a web-spider which reads as many pages as you want from a particular website and puts them in a TextSTAT-corpus. The new news-reader puts news messages in a TextSTAT-readable corpus file. TextSTAT now reads MS Word and OpenOffice files (OOo 1 (.sxw) and 2 (.odt)). No conversion needed, just add the files to your corpus… In TextSTAT you can use regular expression which provides you with powerful search possibilities. The programme is multilingual. Because it uses Unicode internally, TextSTAT can cope with many different languages and file encodings. The user interface comes in three languages: English, German, and Dutch. To give you an impression of how TextSTAT looks, you’ll find a some screenshots here: Download (binary version for MS Windows): TextSTAT 2.6 for Windows (self extracting file, ca. 2.7 MB, 11.10.2005) TextSTAT 2.6 for Windows (ZIP-file, ca. 3.6 MB, 11.10.2005) This version includes everything you need to use TextSTAT with Windows. It comes as self extracting file (packed with 7-Zip or as a ZIP file without an installation routine. To install the programme, just run the .exe or unpack the ZIP file to a directory of your choice (you’ll need WinZIP or a similar unpacker). To run TextSTAT, change to that directory and doubleclick on ‘TextSTAT.exe’. That’s it. If you decide to have a shortcut from the desktop or the start menu, you’ll have to create the shortcut yourself. Uninstall: Since TextSTAT doesn’t change your registry or other system components, you can savely delete the directory in which you installed the programme. After that, TextSTAT will be completely removed from your system. Download (Python Sourcecode): TextSTAT 2.6 Sourcecode (ZIP file, 50 KB, 11.10.2005) TextSTAT is written in Python and should run everywhere where Python runs. It has been tested with Windows XP and Linux. And it also runs on MacOS X. You will need to install Python (2.3 or above) in order to use the programme (TextSTAT.pyw). On Windows you could use the ActivePython distribution which contains everything you need (Windows extensions, Tkinter). With Linux and Mac there are of course no Windows Extensions – so you won’t have export to MS Word and Excel. Except for that TextSTAT should run just fine on GNU/Linux and MacOS X. All you need is an up-to-date Python distribution (preferably 2.4).