the point of it
You might want a word list based on some data you have obtained in the form of a list, but whose original texts you do not have access to.
But it must follow a similar format as a stop list expects, except that following each word there must be a <tab> character and the frequency as a plain number (decimal points will be ignored). Do not use commas as a thousands delimiter as otherwise they'll be interpreted as different words. The words do not need to be in frequency or alphabetical order.
; My word list for test purposes.
You should get results like these.
Statistics are calculated in the simplest possible way: the word-lengths (plus mean and standard deviation), and the number of types and tokens. Most procedures need to know the total number of running words (tokens) and the number of different word types so you should manage to use the word-list in KeyWords etc.
The total is computed by adding the frequencies of each word-type (67543+33218+2978 etc. in the example above).
Optionally, a line can start \TOTAL=\ and contain a numerical total, eg.
In this case the total number of tokens will be assumed to be 299981, instead.
how to do it
When you choose the New menu option () in WordList you get a window offering three tabs: a Main tab for most usual purposes,
one for Detailed Consistency, and another (Advanced) for creating a word list using a plain text file.
Choose your .txt file(s) and a suitable folder to save to, add any notes you wish, and press create word list(s) now.