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Calculate readability scores (Flesch Reading Ease, etc.).

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Textatistic is a Python package to calculate the Flesch Reading Ease, Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning Fog, Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) and Dale-Chall readability indices. Textatistic also contains functions to count the number of sentences, characters, syllables, words, words with three or more syllables and words on an expanded Dale-Chall list of easy words.


$ pip install textatistic


Detailed documentation available at


>>> from textatistic import Textatistic

# Generate object of readability statistics.
>>> text = 'There was a king with a large jaw. There was a queen with a plain face.'
>>> s = Textatistic(text)

# Return sentence count.
>>> s.sent_count

# Return Flesch Reading Ease score.
>>> s.flesch_score

# Return dictionary of character/word/syllable counts.
>>> s.counts

# Return dictionary of readability scores.
>>> s.scores

# Return dictionary of all attribute values.
>>> s.dict()

Table of attributes

char_count number of non-space characters.
notdalechall_count number of words not on Dale-Chall list of words understood by 80% of 4th graders.
polysyblword_count number of words with three or more syllables.
sent_count number of sentences.
sybl_count number of syllables.
word_count number of words.
dalechall_score Dale-Chall score.
flesch_score Flesch Reading Ease score.
fleschkincaid_score Flesch-Kincaid score.
gunningfog_score Gunning Fog score.
smog_score SMOG score.

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