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Simple text analysis from the command line

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Simple text analysis from the command line.



textkit is a series of small, unix-style tools that provide a suite of capabilities for dealing with text as data.

Think of textkit as basic natural language processing capabilities - from the command line.

textkit Features

Here are some of the cool things you can do with textkit.

Convert a document to a set of word tokens and remove all punctuation from the tokens:

textkit text2words input.txt | textkit filterpunc

Count top used words in a text:

textkit text2words alice.txt | textkit count --limit 20

Do the same, but with punctuation removed:

textkit text2words alice.txt | textkit filterpunc | textkit count --limit 20


$ pip install -U textkit
$ textkit --help

Dev install

To test locally, clone the repo:

git clone

Create a local virtual environment or conda environment.

Here is how I created my local conda environment for installing and testing textkit:

conda create --name textkit nltk

source activate textkit

Then I went into the textkit directory to install its requirements

cd textkit

pip install -r requirements.txt

Finally, I installed the local version of textkit using the –editable flag:

pip install --editable .


See more examples at the Quickstart guide.


  • Python >= 2.6 or >= 3.3

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