I would like to convert a large LaTeX project (i.e. spanning multiple files) into plain text. The purpose is generation of statistics, so representing mathematics is not an issue. In fact, all mathematics is ideally ignored.
I have found http://code.google.com/p/textricks/ but could not get it to run. It seems unfinished, but is exactly what I am looking for otherwise.
pdftotextto convert it to a text file. This ensures that you are using the LaTeX output not the input which might differ. Of course, if you want to do statistics about the LaTeX files and not the document generated by it, then you need to convert the source instead.