Friday, June 24, 2011

Mean and standard deviation of the distances between letters

The following table shows is computed by calculating the distance between occurrences of letters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (for example, the distance between e's in the sentence "Hello, my name is Jeremy" is 9 and 2; all punctuation and spaces are ignored).

LetterMeanStandard Deviation
e7.76.3
t11.510.0
a12.911.1
o13.312.0
i14.212.3
n14.212.5
h16.014.2
s16.315.6
r16.514.4
d24.122.2
l25.025.9
u35.634.5
m36.535.1
c39.239.2
y42.342.3
w43.941.9
f44.643.9
g52.850.4
b58.955.6
p63.568.3
v94.492.0
k165.1172.8
j569.2638.9
z582.8834.4
x635.0669.6
q859.4873.9

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