The Symbol Frequency Table Calculator
The Symbol Frequency Table Calculator is a tool that takes in a text message and produces a table of the frequencies of each symbol (i.e., character) that appears in the message. The calculator can be customized to ignore spaces and/or case, allowing for a more accurate analysis of the message's symbol frequencies.
For example, if the user inputs the text "hello world" into the calculator and selects the option to ignore spaces, the resulting symbol frequency table would display the frequencies of each letter (h, e, l, o, w, r, and d) in the message, excluding the spaces between words.
The calculator can be useful for a variety of purposes, such as analyzing the frequency of letters in a message for cryptographic purposes or for studying language usage. Symbol frequencies are also used in information theory and computer science to calculate the entropy/value of the information in a message and entropy encoding algorithms like Huffman coding.