Python count

The count() is a built-in function in Python. It will return the total count of a given element in a list. The count() function is used to count elements on a list as well as a string.

In this Python tutorial, you will learn:

Python List count()

The count() is a built-in function in Python. It will return you the count of a given element in the list.

Syntax:

list.count(element)

Parameters:

element: The element you want to find the count.

ReturnValue:

The count() method will return an integer value, i.e., the count of the given element from the given list. It returns a 0 if the value is not found in the given list.

Example 1: List Count

Following example shows the working of count() function on a list:

list1 = ['red', 'green', 'blue', 'orange', 'green', 'gray', 'green']
color_count = list1.count('green')
print('The count of color: green is ', color_count)

Output:

The count of color: green is  3

Example 2: Find the count of elements (Duplicates) in a givenlist

list1 = [2,3,4,3,10,3,5,6,3]
elm_count = list1.count(3)
print('The count of element: 3 is ', elm_count)

Output:

The count of element: 3 is  4

Summary:

  • The count() is a built-in function in Python. It will return you the count of a given element in a list or a string.
  • In the case of a list, the element to be counted needs to be given to the count() function, and it will return the count of the element.
  • The count() method returns an integer value.

 

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