Varun Varun - 2 months ago 7
Python Question

How to find the count of a word in a string?

I have a string "

Hello I am going to I with hello am
". I want to find how many times a word occur in the string. Example hello occurs 2 time. I tried this approach that only prints characters -

def countWord(input_string):
d = {}
for word in input_string:
try:
d[word] += 1
except:
d[word] = 1

for k in d.keys():
print "%s: %d" % (k, d[k])
print countWord("Hello I am going to I with Hello am")


I want to learn how to find the word count.

Answer

If you want to find the count of an individual word, just use count:

input_string.count("Hello")

Use collections.Counter and split() to tally up all the words:

from collections import Counter

words = input_string.split()
wordCount = Counter(words)
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