What if you haven’t heard it? – The rules are simple. Every day a new five-letter word (a wordle.) You get six attempts to guess it, and after each one a letter changes color to tell if the word was in the right place (green), in the word but not in the right place (yellow), or Not in words (gray.)
This limitation is what makes Wordle so much fun. Everyone in the world (and, in particular, my home) is trying to guess the same word in a small number of guesses. The tricky thing is you can share your progress after you succeed কিন্তু but all the characters are disguised as colored blocks. So you can rejoice without taking anything away.
But it can never be said that there is a game that cannot be beaten with a little research, analysis and time (or, according to my girlfriend, is ruined). So, if you’ve ever wondered what the best strategy is to win at Wordle, let’s break it down.
Delivery of letters in English
Character Frequency Analysis is the study of how often and where letters appear in a word. This is very basic for cryptography, because if you have to decode a secret message like we do with Wordle, it is important to know that you are more likely to see an E than a Q.
While the exact character frequency distribution varies based on the source text, the most common characters do not really change.
Peter Norvig, Google’s director of research, Used data from Google Books Here is a list of the top 12 most common letters in the English language:
- E (12.49 percent words)
- T (9.28 percent)
- A (8.04 percent)
- O (7.64 percent)
- I (7.57 percent)
- N (7.23 percent)
- S (6.51 percent)
- R (6.28 percent)
- H (5.05 percent)
- L (4.07 percent)
- D (3.82 percent)
- C (3.34 percent)
There is a problem with this list for our Wordlers though. It is based on a natural-language source text, meaning words The Some kind of mess for us. The This is the most common English word, representing 7.14% of all words in the source text of Google Books, followed by Of (4.16 percent), And (3.04 percent), and Per (2.6 percent). This means that the position of T and H in the list is higher than they should be.
Another option is to look at the distribution of letters in the dictionary word only. An analysis Short Oxford Dictionary (9th ed., 1995) The 12 most common characters found are: