Monthly Archive: January 2019

Determine the “Readability” of a text with Python

George Klare (1963) defines readability as “the ease of understanding or comprehension due to the style of writing.” Readability, although somewhat subjective, has been a well researched topic dating back to the 1920s. Since then, researchers have crafted a number of readability formulas that attempt to accurately identify the readability of a text. Readability metrics have numerous uses. A writer might use the metrics to objectively assess the complexity of...