1.12 序列中出现次数最多的元素¶

解决方案¶

`collections.Counter` 类就是专门为这类问题而设计的， 它甚至有一个有用的 `most_common()` 方法直接给了你答案。

```words = [
'look', 'into', 'my', 'eyes', 'look', 'into', 'my', 'eyes',
'the', 'eyes', 'the', 'eyes', 'the', 'eyes', 'not', 'around', 'the',
'eyes', "don't", 'look', 'around', 'the', 'eyes', 'look', 'into',
'my', 'eyes', "you're", 'under'
]
from collections import Counter
word_counts = Counter(words)
# 出现频率最高的3个单词
top_three = word_counts.most_common(3)
print(top_three)
# Outputs [('eyes', 8), ('the', 5), ('look', 4)]
```

讨论¶

```>>> word_counts['not']
1
>>> word_counts['eyes']
8
>>>
```

```>>> morewords = ['why','are','you','not','looking','in','my','eyes']
>>> for word in morewords:
...     word_counts[word] += 1
...
>>> word_counts['eyes']
9
>>>
```

```>>> word_counts.update(morewords)
>>>
```

`Counter` 实例一个鲜为人知的特性是它们可以很容易的跟数学运算操作相结合。比如：

```>>> a = Counter(words)
>>> b = Counter(morewords)
>>> a
Counter({'eyes': 8, 'the': 5, 'look': 4, 'into': 3, 'my': 3, 'around': 2,
"you're": 1, "don't": 1, 'under': 1, 'not': 1})
>>> b
Counter({'eyes': 1, 'looking': 1, 'are': 1, 'in': 1, 'not': 1, 'you': 1,
'my': 1, 'why': 1})
>>> # Combine counts
>>> c = a + b
>>> c
Counter({'eyes': 9, 'the': 5, 'look': 4, 'my': 4, 'into': 3, 'not': 2,
'around': 2, "you're": 1, "don't": 1, 'in': 1, 'why': 1,
'looking': 1, 'are': 1, 'under': 1, 'you': 1})
>>> # Subtract counts
>>> d = a - b
>>> d
Counter({'eyes': 7, 'the': 5, 'look': 4, 'into': 3, 'my': 2, 'around': 2,
"you're": 1, "don't": 1, 'under': 1})
>>>
```