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     MKSTAND(1)                                             MKSTAND(1)

          mkstand - compile style standards for prose program

          mkstand [ -flags ][ -ver ][ -mm | -ms ][ -li | +li ][ -o
          outfile ] file1 file2 ...

          Mkstand enables users to compile their own set of style(1)
          standards for use by prose(1). Prose describes stylistic
          features of a text and compares them to specified standards.
          If a user or group, for example a writing group, has many
          documents of a certain type that they consider good, those
          documents can be used as the basis for their own standards.
          Mkstand creates the standards, which reflect the stylistic
          features of the input documents.  Then the user can use
          prose to evaluate documents according to those standards.

          Mkstand runs style on a set of documents and computes the
          means and standard deviations of certain style statistics.
          Then it puts these into outfile (stand.out is the default)
          in a format that prose can read.  Then if prose is run with
          the  command:

               prose -x outfile textfile

          it compares textfile with the standards in outfile. The com-

               wwbstand -x outfile

          will display the standards in a comprehensible form.

          Mkstand tries to produce valid standards by enforcing these

               1.   Input files must be at least 90 sentences or 1900
                    words long.

               2.   If an input file has style scores that are more
                    than 2 standard deviations from the mean, scores
                    for that file are excluded from the computation of
                    the standards.

          Although mkstand will compile standards for any number of
          documents (up to 75), standards will be most reliable if at
          least 20 documents are used.

          Because mkstand runs deroff(1) on input files before comput-
          ing scores, formatting header files should be included as

     MKSTAND(1)                                             MKSTAND(1)

          part of the input.

          Four options affect deroff:

               -mm  eliminate mm(1) macros, and associated text that
                    is not part of sentences (e.g. headings), from the
                    analysis.  This is the default.

               -ms  eliminate ms(1) macros, and associated text that
                    is not part of sentences, from the analysis.  The
                    -ms flag overrides the default, -mm.

               -li  eliminate list items, as defined by mm macros,
                    from the analysis.  This is the default.

               +li  Include list items in the input text, in the anal-
                    ysis.  This flag should be used if the texts con-
                    tain lists of sentences, but not if the texts con-
                    tain many lists of non-sentences.

          Other options are:

               -o outfile put standards in outfile instead of the
                          default stand.out.

          Two options give information about the program:

               -flags print the command synopsis line (see above)
                      showing command flags and options, then exit.

               -ver   print the Writer's Workbench version number of
                      the command, then exit.

          Mkstand saves the style scores it used in computing the
          standards in a file named styl.scores. Users should examine
          the scores in this file for any scores that seem unusual or
          invalid.  If any are found, mkstand should be rerun without
          the unusual document.

          /tmp/$$stat.out      temporary file containing style tables
                               of input files

          stand.out            default output file containing stan-

          styl.scores          output file containing style scores
                               used in compiling standards

          prose(1), style(1), deroff(1), wwbstand(1), wwb(1).

     MKSTAND(1)                                             MKSTAND(1)

          COMPONENT NAME:  Writer's Workbench
          APPROVAL AUTHORITY:  Div 452
          STATUS:  Standard
          SUPPLIER:  Dept 45271
          USER INTERFACE:  Stacey Keenan, Dept 45271, PY x3733 .}f
          SUPPORT LEVEL: Class B - unqualified support other than Div
          452 .}f