# Zipf's Law Applied to Word and Letter Frequencies

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The frequency of words and letters in bodies of text has been heavily studied for several purposes, one being cryptography. This Demonstration performs an analysis of several texts, including fragments of popular works in several languages. It shows the distribution of frequencies, sorted from most common to least common.

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Contributed by: Hector Zenil (March 2011)

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Published: March 7 2011