A free multiplatform software to create concordances.
Copyright Massimo Nardello, Modena (Italy) 2016.
WordStatix is a free and multiplatform software useful to create concordances, that are lists of the words used within a document along with their recurrence and context. The document may be structured in chapters, numbers or in any another way. The software allows to track specific words by prefix or suffix, to skip those which are meaningless (like articles or prepositions) or numbers, to create a simple statistic of the recurrence of all words or of some of them, possibly within the different sections of the document, and to create three kind of diagrams to visualize the statistical data in different ways.
This software, which is only in English and in Italian, can be used by professionals to analyze books and documents, but also by every person who writes some text, to evaluate the extent of his or her vocabulary and the way in which he or she uses the various words.WordStatix is free software and is released under the GPL license version 3 or following.
WordStatix has been developed in Free Pascal with Lazarus (http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org). Thanks to this compiler, WordStatix runs natively on GNU/Linux with GTK libraries, GNU/Linux with Qt, Windows and OS X (with Carbon libraries). The source code is available in the Download section and on GitHub in https://github.com/maxnd/wordstatix.
These are few screenshots of the GNU/Linux GTK version of the software, with sample data. Click on each picture to enlarge it.
Section "Diagram", first kind of diagram
Section "Diagram", second kind of diagram
Section "Diagram", third kind of diagram
Section "Diagram" with a zoom on a part of the last diagram.
The following screenshots are taken from the Windows and OS X version of WordStatix, with sample data. Click on each picture to enlarge it.
WordStatix on Windows 10
Using the version 1.7 of WordStatix, on a a fairly recent computer with 12 GB of RAM the software, having the option "Advanced sort" disabled and no filter enabled, has processed the concordance of a text of about 100.000 words and of 16.000 unique words in about 45 seconds.
If the sorting of the words is very long and the option "Advanced sort" is enabled, try to disable it. Furthermore, on notebooks may be useful to connect the power in order to make the computer use all the power available.
The last version of WordStatix is 1.9.0, published on October 19 2016.
In the download section the following items are available: