JavaScript: Letter count within a string

JavaScript Function: Exercise-22 with Solution

Write a JavaScript function that accepts two arguments, a string and a letter and the function will count the number of occurrences of the specified letter within the string.

Sample arguments: 'w3resource.com', 'o'
Expected output: 2

Pictorial Presentation:

JavaScript: Letter count within a string

Sample Solution: -

HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Letter count within a string</title>


JavaScript Code:

function char_count(str, letter) 
 var letter_Count = 0;
 for (var position = 0; position < str.length; position++) 
    if (str.charAt(position) == letter) 
      letter_Count += 1;
  return letter_Count;

console.log(char_count('w3resource.com', 'o'));

Sample Output:



Flowchart: JavaScript function: Letter count within a string

Live Demo:

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Converts a given string into an array of words


const words = (str, pattern = /[^a-zA-Z-]+/) => str.split(pattern).filter(Boolean);
console.log(words('I love javaScript!!')); // ["I", "love", "javaScript"]
console.log(words('python, javaScript & coffee')); // ["python", "javaScript", "coffee"] 


["I", "love", "javaScript"]
["python", "javaScript", "coffee"]