Word List Distributions

The Paivio, Yuille & Madigan Word Pool contains 925 nouns scaled for word frequency in printed text (the Kucera-Francis word counts), rated Imagery, Concreteness, and Meaninfulness and are widely used in memory research to control the effects of these variables. This form allows you to generate graphs of the frequency distributions of any of these variables.


Select the variable to display and the output format. Leave the Window Width empty to have the program calculate a reasonable data-based estimate for the bandwidth of the non-parametric density estimate.

Variable to display:
Window Width:
Output format:

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MLF Michael Friendly
Email: friendly@yorku.ca