[OS X TeX] Word count?

Conrad Scott conrad.scott at dsl.pipex.com
Tue Apr 20 16:49:46 EDT 2004

For doing word counts of LaTeX documents I use the wordcount package  
from CTAN (see  
for more information etc.). CTAN also has a package latexcount (see  
latexcount.html), which looks like it should do the same.

These should be a lot more accurate than using "detex | wc -w",  
especially if you have lots of home-grown macros that generate lumps of  
text (as I do). I've no idea what these will do with equations though.

Hope this helps,

// Conrad

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