# Python Counter| Find duplicate rows in a binary matrix

Given a binary matrix whose elements are only 0 and 1, we need to print the rows which are duplicate of rows which are already present in the matrix.

Examples:

```Input : [[1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1],
[0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1],
[1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0],
[1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1],
[0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1],
[0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1]]

Output : (1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1)
(0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1)
```

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We have existing solution for this problem please refer Find duplicate rows in a binary matrix link. We can solve this problem very quickly in Python using Counter() method. Approach is very simple,

1. Create a dictionary using counter method which will have rows as key and it’s frequency as value.
2. Now traverse dictionary completely and print all rows which have frequency greater than 1.
 `# Function to find duplicate rows in a binary matrix ` `from` `collections ``import` `Counter ` ` `  `def` `duplicate(``input``): ` ` `  `     ``# since lists are unhasable for counter method ` `     ``# because lists are mutable so first we will cast ` `     ``# each row (list) into tuple ` `     ``input` `=` `map``(``tuple``,``input``) ` ` `  `     ``# now create dictionary ` `     ``freqDict ``=` `Counter(``input``) ` ` `  `     ``# print all rows having frequency greater than 1 ` `     ``for` `(row,freq) ``in` `freqDict.items(): ` `          ``if` `freq>``1``: ` `              ``print` `(row) ` ` `  `# Driver program ` `if` `__name__ ``=``=` `"__main__"``: ` `    ``input` `=` `[[``1``, ``1``, ``0``, ``1``, ``0``, ``1``], ` `            ``[``0``, ``0``, ``1``, ``0``, ``0``, ``1``], ` `            ``[``1``, ``0``, ``1``, ``1``, ``0``, ``0``], ` `            ``[``1``, ``1``, ``0``, ``1``, ``0``, ``1``], ` `            ``[``0``, ``0``, ``1``, ``0``, ``0``, ``1``], ` `            ``[``0``, ``0``, ``1``, ``0``, ``0``, ``1``]] ` `    ``duplicate(``input``) `

Output:

```(1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1)
(0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1)
```

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