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# Counting the Occurrence of Characters in Strings in Python

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To count the occurrence of non-overlapping characters in Python's strings, use the `count(~)` method.

# Counting the occurrence of a character in a string

Count the number of times the character "e" occurs in a string:

``` x = "Awesome"x.count("e") 2 ```

# Counting the occurrence of a substring in a string

Count the number of times the characters "we" appears in a string:

``` x = "Awesome"x.count("we") 1 ```

Note that the the `count(~)` counts non-overlapping substrings:

``` x = "aaa"x.count("aa") 1 ```

To count the occurrence of the substring "ab" starting from index 1:

``` x = "abcd"x.count("ab", 1) 0 ```
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