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Forum Challenge: Reading and Displaying Data (Part 1); Language Used: PHP; Author: Liz Karaffa
// Gets essay
$text = file_get_contents('');
// Removes extra line space and carriage returns, makes essay lowercase and removes all punctuation & numbers
$returns = array(chr(10), chr(13), ",--");
$punctuation = array(".", ",", ":", ";", "--", "?", "!", "'", '"', "{", "}", "_", "*", 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0);
$text = strtolower(str_replace($returns, " ", $text));
$text = str_replace($punctuation, "", $text);
// Words to filter out
$list = "the, be, to, of, and, a, in, that, have, i, it, for, not, on, with, he, as, you, do, at, this, but, his, by, from, they, we, say, her, she, or, an, will, my, one, all, would, there, their, what, so, up, out, if, about, who, get, which, go, me, when, make, can, like, time, no, just, him, know, take, people, into, year, your, good, some, could, them, see, other, than, then, now, look, only, come, its, over, think, also, back, after, use, two, how, our, work, first, well, way, even, new, want, because, any, these, give, day, most, us, is, was, are, were, says, said, has, had";
// Turns list of words to filter out into an array
$words = explode(', ', $list);
// Turns essay into array and removes empty elements
$text = array_filter(explode(' ', $text));
// Filters out the common words from the text
$wordcount = array_diff($text, $words);
// Counts how many words there are after common words are filtered out
$total = count($wordcount);
echo "There are " . $total . " words after the most common words are filtered out. <br />";
// Counts the occurence of each word
$occurences = array_count_values($wordcount);
// Returns the name of the most common word
$most_common = array_search(max($occurences), $occurences);
echo 'The most common word in the essay is: "' . $most_common . '." <br />';
// Returns the string length of the longest words
$lengths = array_map('strlen', $wordcount);
$longest_length = max($lengths);
// Returns the names of the longest words
$combined = array_combine($wordcount, $lengths);
$long_words = array_keys($combined, $longest_length);
echo 'The longest words are ' . $longest_length . ' characters in length and they are "' . $long_words[0] . '" and "' . $long_words[1] . '." <br />';
// Orders the list of words from highest occurrence to least
$order = array_keys($occurences);
<p> The following are the most common to least common words in the essay: </p>
foreach ($order as $word) { ?>
<li> <?php echo $word; ?> </li>
<?php } ?>
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