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Calculating frequency of each word in a text file
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Critical Thinking and Coding Analysis Assessment

Problem Statement:

Write a script to calculate the frequency of each word in a text file words.txt.

For simplicity’s sake, you may assume:
words.txt contains only lowercase characters and space ' ' characters.
Each word must consist of lowercase characters only.
Words are separated by one or more whitespace characters.

Example:

Assume that words.txt has the following content:

the day is sunny the the
the sunny is is

Your script should output the following, sorted by descending frequency:

the 4
is 3
sunny 2
day 1

Note:
Don't worry about handling ties, it is guaranteed that each word's frequency count is unique.