Python String count() MethodPython Functions

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The string count() method returns the number of occurrences of a substring in the given string.

Example

#!/usr/bin/python3
# -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-

str = "Happy Birthday, My Dear Friend!"

print('The number of character a: ', str.count('a'))
print('The number of character i: ', str.count('i'))
print('The number of character y: ', str.count('y'))
print('The number of character k: ', str.count('k'))

# count is case sensitive
print('The number of character Y: ', str.count('Y'))

Output:

The number of character a: 3
The number of character i: 2
The number of character y: 3
The number of character k: 0
The number of character Y: 0

Syntax

str.count(substring, start=..., end=...)

Parameters

Name Description
substring A string whose count is to be found
start The position at which the string begins to search
end The position in the string where the search ends

Return Value

It returns the number of occurrences of the substring in the given string.

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