String Count() Method in Python



Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the Python String Count() method.

The Python String count() method returns the number of occurrences of substring sub in the range [start, end]. Optional arguments start and end are interpreted as in the slice notation.

Syntax

The following below is the syntax for Python String count() method -

str.count(sub,  start = 0, end = len(string) )


Parameter Details

  • sub - This is the substring to be searched.
  • start - Search begins from this index. The first character starts from the 0 index. By default search starts from 0 index.
  • end - Search ends from this index. First character starts from 0 index. By default the search ends at last index.

Return Value

This method returns the number of occurrences of substring sub in the range [start, end].

Example

The following below is a simple example -

#!/usr/bin/python

str = "this is string example....wow!!!";

sub = "i";
print "str.count(sub, 4, 40) : ", str.count(sub, 4, 40)
sub = "wow";
print "str.count(sub) : ", str.count(sub)

Output
Below is the output of the above example -

str.count(sub, 4, 40) :  2
str.count(sub) :  1

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