Counting hashable objects

How can we count the number of occurance of alphabets in a string? As soon as this question hits, many of us starts to think about loops… But there is a better solution in python called ‘collections.Counter’

#! /usr/bin/python

import collections
the_string = 'sfsdfsdfsdfdsfsdfsdfsdfsdf'
results = collections.Counter(the_string)

# output
# Counter({'s': 9, 'f': 9, 'd': 8})

Check the official python documentation for more details.

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