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    Moby Dick

    The text of Moby Dick by Herman Melville.


    var text = require( '@stdlib/dist-datasets-moby-dick' ).MOBY_DICK;


    Returns the text of Moby Dick.

    var data = text();
    // returns [{...},{...},...]

    Each array element has the following fields:

    • chapter: chapter number or identifier.
    • title: chapter title (if available; otherwise, empty).
    • text: chapter text.


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    • The bundles in this package expose the following stdlib packages:


    var text = require( '@stdlib/dist-datasets-moby-dick' ).MOBY_DICK;
    var data;
    var i;
    data = text();
    for ( i = 0; i < data.length; i++ ) {
        console.log( 'Character Count: %d', data[ i ].text.length );

    To include the bundle in a webpage,

    <script type="text/javascript" src="/path/to/@stdlib/dist-datasets-moby-dick/build/bundle.min.js"></script>

    If no recognized module system is present, access bundle contents via the global scope.

    <script type="text/javascript">
        // If no recognized module system present, exposed to global scope:
        var dataset = stdlib_datasets_moby_dick.MOBY_DICK;
        console.log( dataset() );


    npm i @stdlib/dist-datasets-moby-dick

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