Python List count()

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

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