Oi. In a recent post to the Digital Humanities Seminar I am teaching I noted that finding decent word frequency applications that one can run locally is harder than I thought. The alternative is to build your own. One of my students has done just that using R, and I am trying to teach myself how to do it in Python. There are, of course, the tutorials at the Python website itself and there is this e-book over at Blogspot. And I have three Python books stacked on my desk beside me, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get text from a file into either the Python interpreter or into a Python script.