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Python List count()

In this tutorial, we will learn about the Python List count() method with the help of examples.

The count() method returns the number of times the specified element appears in the list.

Example

# create a list
numbers = [2, 3, 5, 2, 11, 2, 7]

# check the count of 2 count = numbers.count(2)
print('Count of 2:', count) # Output: Count of 2: 3

Syntax of List count()

The syntax of the count() method is:

list.count(element)

count() Parameters

The count() method takes a single argument:

  • element - the element to be counted

Return value from count()

The count() method returns the number of times element appears in the list.


Example 1: Use of count()

# vowels list
vowels = ['a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'i', 'u']

# count element 'i' count = vowels.count('i')
# print count print('The count of i is:', count)
# count element 'p' count = vowels.count('p')
# print count print('The count of p is:', count)

Output

The count of i is: 2
The count of p is: 0

Example 2: Count Tuple and List Elements Inside List

# random list
random = ['a', ('a', 'b'), ('a', 'b'), [3, 4]]

# count element ('a', 'b') count = random.count(('a', 'b'))
# print count print("The count of ('a', 'b') is:", count)
# count element [3, 4] count = random.count([3, 4])
# print count print("The count of [3, 4] is:", count)

Output

The count of ('a', 'b') is: 2
The count of [3, 4] is: 1
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