Computer Science 202
Introduction to Programming

Fall 2012, The College of Saint Rose

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WordCount Source Code

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 * Example WordCount: count the number of words in an input file
 * Jim Teresco, The College of Saint Rose, CSC 202, Fall 2012
 * $Id: 1967 2012-11-01 03:23:14Z terescoj $

import java.util.Scanner;

public class WordCount {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {

        // create a keyboard Scanner to read in an input file name
        Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(;

        // read in the input file
        System.out.print("Name of file for word count: ");
        String fileName =;

        // now, we'll create a Scanner on that file
        Scanner file = new Scanner(new File(fileName));

        // keep track of the number of words
        int wordCount = 0;

        // the hasNext function will tell us if more words are
        // available on the input
        while (file.hasNext()) {

        System.out.println("The file contained " + wordCount + " words.");