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    Makro/Formula to count number of consecutive particular words in a list of random words

    Hi,

    I'd appreciate any help on how to solve the following issue:
    I have a binary set of words (lets say TRUE and FALSE) and want to count the number of consecutive "TRUE" words in a column.

    E.g.

    TRUE
    TRUE
    FALSE
    TRUE
    FALSE
    FALSE
    FALSE
    TRUE
    TRUE
    TRUE

    And the macro or formula should tell me the following in a separate column:
    2
    1
    3

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Makro/Formula to count number of consecutive particular words in a list of random word

    Hi,

    Are those "words" text entries, or genuine Boolean TRUE/FALSE responses?

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    Hi,

    they are boolean true/false responses from a separate set of values. I wanted to keep it simple but I basically need the number of consecutive values that are below the mean of a column.

    something like this:


    7.7 TRUE
    7.7 TRUE
    7.7 TRUE
    7.7 TRUE
    10.78 FALSE
    9.24 FALSE
    10.78 FALSE
    10.78 FALSE
    9 TRUE
    9.5 FALSE
    7 TRUE

    Result:
    4
    1
    1

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    Re: Makro/Formula to count number of consecutive particular words in a list of random word

    May as well perform the operation on the Booleans since you've already derived them.

    Based on those Booleans being in B1:B10, first go to Name Manager (Formulas tab) and create the following:

    Name: Arry1
    Refers to: =FREQUENCY(IF($B$1:$B$10,ROW($B$1:$B$10)),IF(1-$B$1:$B$10,ROW($B$1:$B$10)))

    Exit Name Manager.

    Then enter this array formula** in C1:

    =SUM(IF(Arry1,1))

    Then enter this array formula** in D1:

    =IF(ROWS($1:1)>$C$1,"",INDEX(Arry1,SMALL(IFERROR(IF(Arry1,ROW($B$1:$B$10)),""),ROWS($1:1))))

    Copy this formula down (though not the one in C1) until you start to get blanks for the results.

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    Re: Makro/Formula to count number of consecutive particular words in a list of random word

    Works.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Makro/Formula to count number of consecutive particular words in a list of random word

    You're welcome!

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