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non-fiction writers
10-08-2019, 06:13 PM,
#1
non-fiction writers
non-fiction writers don't have to be right but eighty-five percent of the time and everyone knows that.

This might be what he meant but that.

"just" is the only word I have from the poem that means "right".

If you have another "right" synonym in the poem it would need to be include d and this would probably fail.

TTOTC

WORD COUNT

left 26
right 33
just 121

RIGHTS/TOTAL: = (121+33)/(121+33+26) = 154/180 = 85.5%

TFTW

left 17
right 38
just 61

RIGHTS/TOTAL: =(38+61)/(38+61+17) = 99/116 = 85.34%

COMBINED BOOKS: 253/296 = 85.47% ~= 85%

It's fairly peculiar. The word counts in TTOTC and TFTW differ substantially yet the fraction of rights and justs to the total of lefts, rights and justs stays at 85%.

There is likely some error in some of these counts but my tests indicate that the 85% number is about right.
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10-08-2019, 06:16 PM,
#2
RE: non-fiction writers
Assuming that the two books are intended to be works of non-fiction. The jury is way out on that. Smile
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10-08-2019, 06:33 PM,
#3
non-fiction writers
(10-08-2019, 06:16 PM)Beavertooth Wrote: Assuming that the two books are intended to be works of non-fiction. The jury is way out on that. Smile
I’m with you.


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10-08-2019, 10:41 PM,
#4
RE: non-fiction writers
bump it up
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10-09-2019, 12:52 AM,
#5
RE: non-fiction writers
How many gold coins are there in the chest? 265? Those numbers are too precise to be wrong. >>>
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10-09-2019, 07:29 AM,
#6
RE: non-fiction writers
John,

Just checking to confirm... you count the number of times each of those words occurred in each book? If so, thats incredible. Even for the set of words to have the same precentage in each book, let alone the 85%.

If the study was expanded to include all synonyms for left (e.g., port, nigh) and right i wonder ...

Thanks, quite interesting.
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10-09-2019, 03:58 PM,
#7
RE: non-fiction writers
Are you giving or taking?
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10-09-2019, 04:30 PM,
#8
RE: non-fiction writers
@legacyhelper
I won't go into detail; however, it is the remainder as you cross into quieter area.
just saying ss
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10-09-2019, 04:56 PM,
#9
RE: non-fiction writers
(10-09-2019, 03:36 PM)legacyhelper Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 10:41 PM)5GIRLS Wrote: bump it up

Solving the poem takes more thinking than that.

How many people have you shared your solve with, looking for feedback?

(10-09-2019, 12:52 AM)fallingrock Wrote: How many gold coins are there in the chest? 265? Those numbers are too precise to be wrong. >>>

Other than the quantity of gold coins in the chest, what does 265
mean/signify to you?
Are you refering to "bump it up"?
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10-09-2019, 05:52 PM,
#10
RE: non-fiction writers
(10-09-2019, 07:29 AM)astree Wrote: John,

Just checking to confirm... you count the number of times each of those words occurred in each book? If so, thats incredible. Even for the set of words to have the same precentage in each book, let alone the 85%.

If the study was expanded to include all synonyms for left (e.g., port, nigh) and right i wonder ...

Thanks, quite interesting.

There are no "port"s in the books and the only "nigh"s are the ones in the poem.

When I use my ASCI file instead of the PDF I get 84.3% for TTOTC. I don't have a clean enough ASCI version of TFTW to do this.

The thing that I find telling is that the distribution of the words (right, left, just) are so different in TTOTC and TFTW and yet the percentages work out to approximately 85% in both books. I think this is probably deliberate. I haven't tried to calculate the probability yet. To do that will require me to think which, of course, is disgusting.
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