w3resource

Python: Count most and least common characters in a given string

Python Collections: Exercise-21 with Solution

Write a Python program to count most and least common characters in a given string.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

from collections import Counter 
def max_least_char(str1):
    temp = Counter(str1) 
    max_char = max(temp, key = temp.get)
    min_char = min(temp, key = temp.get)
    return (max_char, min_char)

str1 = "hello world"
print ("Original string: ")
print(str1)
result = max_least_char(str1)
print("\nMost common character of the said string:",result[0])
print("Least common character of the said string:",result[1])

Sample Output:

Original string: 
hello world

Most common character of the said string: l
Least common character of the said string: h

Flowchart:

Python Collections: Count most and least common characters in a given string.

Visualize Python code execution:

The following tool visualize what the computer is doing step-by-step as it executes the said program:


Python Code Editor:

Have another way to solve this solution? Contribute your code (and comments) through Disqus.

Previous: Write a Python program to find the item with maximum frequency in a given list.
Next: Write a Python program to insert an element at the beginning of a given OrderedDictionary.

What is the difficulty level of this exercise?

Test your Programming skills with w3resource's quiz.



Python: Tips of the Day

Use Reversed() In for Loops:

>>> tasks = ['laundry', 'picking up kids', 'gardening', 'cooking']
>>> for task in reversed(tasks):
...     print(task)
... 
cooking
gardening
picking up kids
laundry