Keyboard frequency map

Which letters (or keys on your keyboard) do you use the most? Via Robert Allison: “For a simple first-test, I copy-n-pasted the text from my most recent blog post (the one about monitoring the number of M&Ms in our break room) into a text file, and wrote some code to import the text into SAS and count how many times each character (or number) was used. I then plotted that data on a simulated keyboard, and shaded each key based on the number of times that letter appeared in the text. Now you can easily see which letters I used most frequently.”

Hat tip: u/graphguy (via reddit)

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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4 Responses to Keyboard frequency map

  1. Kathy H says:

    Did you know it is called the Qwerty keyboard after the first 6 letters in the top row and it was designed to slow typists down because to prevent typewriters from jamming?

  2. Kathy H says:

    What!! It must be true – I read it on the Internet. Actually, I read about this “myth” years before the Internet (although I can’t remember where). Always liked the story.

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