[Spambayes] Dictionary Analysis Tool

Tegels, Kent Kent.Tegels at hdrinc.com
Thu Dec 11 17:36:03 EST 2003

Excellent. Thank you! 

-----Original Message-----
From: Skip Montanaro [mailto:skip at pobox.com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 2:30 PM
To: Tegels, Kent
Cc: spambayes at python.org
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Dictionary Analysis Tool

    Kent> I love the SpamClues feature, but I'd really like to know --
    Kent> "word" what "words" have the highest to lowest probability of
    Kent> occurring in my SpamBayes for all messages. Putting it another
    Kent> way, I'd like to know what the top N most "spammy" words for
    Kent> Is there a tool or other way to do this?

There is a spamcounts.py script in the SpamBayes contrib directory.  It
will accept a regular expression to decide what tokens to display.  Run
it like

    spamcounts.py -r '.*'

and it will dump a CSV file to standard output which contains all the
tokens in your current database.  It looks like so:

    token,nspam,nham,spam prob

You can just pop that into Excel (or other favorite spreadsheet) and
sort by the "spam prob" column or feed it into a Python script which
uses the csv module to load it back up, sort it, then display the N rows
with the highest spam prob.


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