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#1 Randy Steffens Jr

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:47 PM

When I run this search in Accordance [COUNT 7], and manually set the range to Revelation (by clicking on the plus sign), I get a list of all the words in Revelation that appear 7 times.  


However when I run this search  [COUNT 7] <AND> [RANGE Revelation] I do not get all the words that occur 7 times in Revelation.  I get several words who's number of occurrences range from 1 to 7 according to Analysis.  Also, Analysis shows that the [RANGE] part of my query has 0 results.  


Am I using the [RANGE] command wrong?  Why do these two searches not yield matching results?







#2 Joel Brown

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:41 PM

We've covered this a few times in the past (perhaps needs a dedicated help topic!) but let my briefly explain the difference in the [RANGE] command and the Range popup menu.


Technically, they have one specific difference:  The Range popup menu limits the search, while the [RANGE] command limits the displayed results.  Now, this may seem like a technical distinction, it allows for different searches.  Consider:


1) What are all of the words used once throughout Revelation?  Answer:  [COUNT 1] with Range popup set to Revelation.

2) What are all of the hapax legomenon (the words used once ever) (the words used once ever) in Revelation?  Answer:  [COUNT 1] AND [RANGE Revelation]


You could even combine them.  Such as:

3) List all of the words used once in Luke's writings that occur in the first chapter of Acts?  [COUNT 1] AND [RANGE Acts 1] with Range popup set to Luke, Acts.


This distinction also matters when using the different Analytics.  If you run a search for [VERB] AND [RANGE Matthew] you'll notice that your Hits Graph still consists of the entire corpus.  Thats because the *results* were limited, not the search.  To limit the search, and thus the range displayed in the Hits Graph, use the Range popup menu.


Final thought: Remember that the Range popup is available via the '+' button as a Search Condition.

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#3 Daniel Semler

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:43 PM

Joel beat me to it with a more comprehensive answer so nothing to add but

its mentioned in the help here : file:///Applications/Accordance.app/Contents/Resources/Accordance%20Help/Default.htm#topics/06_braa/count.htm?Highlight=count%20and%20range.




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#4 Randy Steffens Jr

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:39 AM

I see!  That's a fantastic feature.  Thanks for explaining it to me.  


Sorry to have asked something that's already been covered here... I did a quick search and didn't  see anything right off, but I'll be sure to check a little harder next time!  :)


Thanks so much!




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