In this program I will show you how to count the number of words from a text file using Python programming language.

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Program Listing

data.txt

Python Programming is Fun and Profit
Professor Jake Rodriguez Pomperada


reading_textfile.py

# reading_textfile.py
# Mr. Jake Rodriguez Pomperada, MAED-IT, MIT
# www.jakerpomperada.com www.jakerpomperada.blogspot.com
# jakerpomperada@gmail.com
# April 3, 2021
# Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

print()
print("\tCount Number of Words From a Text File in Python");
print()
try:
    print()
    fr = open("data.txt","r")
    for line in fr:
        line = line.strip("\n")
        print(line.upper())
        words = line.split()

        print()
        print('Total number of words: ', len(words))
        print("-----------------------------------------------")
        print()
        print("\tEND OF PROGRAM");
        print()
    fr.close()
except FileNotFoundError:
    print("File is not found")

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