Tuples are ordered collection of items in Python. When working with tuples, it can be handy to know how to quickly an element’s frequency. In this tutorial, we will look at how to count the frequency of an element inside a tuple in Python with the help of examples.

## How to count item frequency in a tuple?

You can use the Python tuple `count()`

function to count the frequency of an element in a tuple. Pass the element for which you want to count the occurrences as an argument to the function. The following is the syntax.

# frequency of item i in tuple t t.count(i)

It returns the number of times the element appears in the tuple.

Let’s look at some examples of using the above syntax.

### Count Frequency of an element

Let’s count the number of times a specific element occurs in a tuple.

# create a tuple t = (7, 1, 3, 7, 7, 5, 1) # frequency of 7 in t print(t.count(7))

Output:

3

We get its frequency as 3. This is because the element `7`

occurs three times in the tuple `t`

.

Let’s look at another example.

Let’s pass an element that is not present in the tuple as the argument to the `count()`

function.

# create a tuple t = (7, 1, 3, 7, 7, 5, 1) # frequency of 7 in t print(t.count(4))

Output:

0

We get `0`

as the output. This is because the element `4`

does not occur inside the tuple.

### Frequency of each element in tuple

You can iterate over each distinct element in the tuple (use a set to get distinct tuple elements) and use the `count()`

function to count its frequency in the tuple.

Let’s see an example.

# create a tuple t = (7, 1, 3, 7, 7, 5, 1) # distinct elements unique_t = set(t) # count of each element in tuple for item in unique_t: print(f"Count of {item} in tuple t: {t.count(item)}")

Output:

Count of 1 in tuple t: 2 Count of 3 in tuple t: 1 Count of 5 in tuple t: 1 Count of 7 in tuple t: 3

Here we iterate through each unique element and then use the `count()`

function to get its frequency in the tuple. We get the count of each element in the tuple as the output.

You might also be interested in –

- Python List Count Item Frequency
- Sum of Elements in a Tuple in Python
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