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Python | Record Similar tuple occurrences
  • Last Updated : 03 Nov, 2019

Sometimes, while working with data, we can have a problem in which we need to check the occurrences of records which occur similar times. This has application in web development domain. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using map() + Counter() + sorted

The combination of above functionalities can be used to perform this task. In this, we before feeding data to Counter(), for counting occurrences, sort the data to make all unordered tuple ordered to count similar ones as one.

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Record Similar tuple occurrences
# Using Counter() + map() + sorted
from collections import Counter
  
# initialize list 
test_list = [(3, 1), (1, 3), (2, 5), (5, 2), (6, 3)]
  
# printing original list
print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))
  
# Record Similar tuple occurrences
# Using Counter() + map() + sorted
res = dict(Counter(tuple(ele) for ele in map(sorted, test_list)))
  
# printing result
print("The frequency of like tuples : " + str(res))

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Output :

The original list is : [(3, 1), (1, 3), (2, 5), (5, 2), (6, 3)]
The frequency of like tuples : {(2, 5): 2, (1, 3): 2, (3, 6): 1}

 



Method #2 : Using frozenset() + Counter()

The combination of above functions can be used to perform this particular task. In this, the task performed by sorted and map() is performed by the frozenset() which orders the tuples internally.

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Record Similar tuple occurrences
# Using frozenset() + Counter()
from collections import Counter
  
# initialize list 
test_list = [(3, 1), (1, 3), (2, 5), (5, 2), (6, 3)]
  
# printing original list
print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))
  
# Record Similar tuple occurrences
# Using frozenset() + Counter()
res = dict(Counter(tuple(frozenset(ele)) for ele in test_list))
  
# printing result
print("The frequency of like tuples : " + str(res))

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Output :

The original list is : [(3, 1), (1, 3), (2, 5), (5, 2), (6, 3)]
The frequency of like tuples : {(2, 5): 2, (1, 3): 2, (3, 6): 1}

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