Brain Teaser #6

This article is one in a series presenting labor and time-saving techniques to accomplish real-world computing tasks. The goal is to stimulate the reader's imagination and to demonstrate creative and highly practical ways of applying computer application program features.

Data Clean-Up and Count

Task

You are given a list of names. Some of the names include middle initials while others do not.

Remove all middle initials so that only first names remain and generate a tally of all the names as well as how many times the names "Barbara" and "Wanda" appear in the list.

Time

3 minutes

Data

Data File




Bruce Miller, 2008, 2016

Solution

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