how to count the numerical digits in between the text using a command or a script?

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what should your total count be? explain in detail how you are counting the digits. Homework?

Actually i have a very big file which contains many points defined by a mathematical function. These point are separated by text, like given in previous thread. But the number of points are very large, more than thousands.

i just want to count the number of points.Also these points are arranged horizontally like given below:

0.135079299943E-03 0.137325385988E-03 0.139599724318E-03 0.141902670302E-03 0.144234583780E-03 0.146595829119E-03 0.148986775268E-03 0.151407795817E-03 and so on.

From what you have supplied, it sounds like you want to count NUMBERS and not digits. Each number you show is in scientific notation, which includes a character.

Please clarify exactly what you need to count----for example, in the post above, there are 8 numbers, each with 12 significant digits + a 2-digit exponent. Since the leading digit is always 0, I do not count it as significant.

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