Python Tuple count()

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

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

Example

# tuple of vowels
vowels = ('a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'i', 'u')

# counts the number of i's in the tuple count = vowels.count('i'
) print(count) # Output: 2

count() Syntax

The syntax of the count() method is:

vowels.count('i')

Here, vowels is the tuple and 'i' is an element to count.


count() Parameter

The count() method takes a single parameter:

  • 'i' - an element to count in the tuple

count() Return Value

The count() method returns:

  • a number of times the given element i is present in the tuple

Example 1: Python Tuple count()

# tuple of numbers
numbers = (1, 3, 4, 1, 6 ,1 )

# counts the number of 1's in the tuple count = numbers.count(1)
print('The count of 1 is:', count)
# counts the number of 7's in the tuple count = numbers.count(7)
print('The count of 7 is:', count)

Output

The count of 1 is: 3
The count of 7 is: 0

In the above example, we have used the count() method to count the number of times the elements 1 and 7 appear in the tuple.

Here, the tuple numbers tuple (1,3,4,1,6,1) contains three 1's and doesn't contain the number 7. Hence, its count in the tuple is 3 and 0 respectively.


Example 2: count() to Count List and Tuple Elements Inside Tuple

# tuple containing list and tuples
random = ('a', ('a', 'b'), ('a', 'b'), [3, 4])

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

Output

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

In the above example, we have used the count() method to count the number of lists and tuples inside the tuple random.

The tuple ('a', 'b') appears twice and the list [3, 4] appears once. Hence, its count in the tuple is 2 and 1 respectively.

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