Date: Thu, 29 Sep 1994 12:27:00 -0400 From: Martha Howard Subject: letter frequency Didn't anyof you read Poe's "The Gold Bug?" We learned all about letter frequency, by position as well as by occurrence, in my Navy communications training for coding and cyphering (known as cooking and sewing) but every- thing was so top secret that I can't vbegin to imagine how to get hold of it now. They were so blasted security conscious that we walked around Mt. Holyoke carrying a 4" thick copy of navy communication regs with a LEADcover--so it would sink if the ship went down--in the middle of Mass. yet!