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Thread: Need Help?!

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    Default Need Help?!

    Hello all!
    Im doing java for the first time at uni this year, and im not gonna lie, its kicking my ass.
    I need some help and advice for an assignment:

    The program asks the user for the name of a file containing encrypted text (this i already have saved.) It then
    reads the file and counts the number of times each letter appears in the text, and
    the number of times each letter appears as the first letter of a word in the text (the
    first letter on a line is counted as the first letter of a word, and any other letter in the
    text where the previous character is not a letter counts as the first letter of a word.
    For these counts, the case of the letters is ignored, so a is counted as the same as
    The program then lists out for each letter the number of times it appears (the
    frequency count) and the percentage this number is of all the letters in the text. It
    then also lists out for each letter the number of times it appears in the text as the
    first letter.

    Is it me or that quite tough? haha


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    Default Re: Need Help?!

    How about editting your post and making it readable. All those short lines makes it hard to read. Get rid of the extra line end characters.

    Also post the code that you are working on.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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