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I want to count the occurrence of each character in a given word. Is there any Python function for this operation?


In "ababcbacaba", a=5, b=3, and c=2

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You can use the Counter() module of the collections class. A Counter is a dict subclass for counting hashable objects. It is a collection where elements are stored as dictionary keys and their counts are stored as dictionary values.

Here is an example:

>>> from collections import Counter

>>> a="ababcbacaba"

>>> Counter(a)

Counter({'a': 5, 'b': 4, 'c': 2})