# How to find the element of a list with the maximum of repetitions (occurrences) in python ?

To find he element of a list with the maximum of repetitions (occurrences) in python, a solution is to use the function counter from the python module collections, example:

### Find the element of a list with the maximum of repetitions for a list of numbers

Example with a list of numbers:

````>>> from collections import Counter`
`>>> l = [8, 3, 9, 2, 7, 1, 3, 2, 0, 0, 7, 8, 6, 9, 4, 6, 3, 3, 2, 5]`
`>>> Counter(l).most_common(1)`
`[(3, 4)]`
```

the function returns 3 with 4 occurrences in the list.

Note: the function Counter(l).most_common() can be used to sort the list elements in function of the occurrences:

````>>> from collections import Counter`
`>>> l = [8, 3, 9, 2, 7, 1, 3, 2, 0, 0, 7, 8, 6, 9, 4, 6, 3, 3, 2, 5]`
`>>> Counter(l).most_common()`
`[(3, 4), (2, 3), (8, 2), (9, 2), (7, 2), (0, 2), (6, 2), (1, 1), (4, 1), (5, 1)]`
```

### Find the element of a list with the maximum of repetitions for a list of strings

Works also with a list of strings:

````>>> from collections import Counter`
`>>> l = ['a','a','a','b','c','c','d','d','d','d']`
`>>> Counter(l).most_common(1)`
`[('d', 4)]`
```

Sort the list in function of the occurrences:

````>>> from collections import Counter`
`>>> Counter(l).most_common()`
`[('d', 4), ('a', 3), ('c', 2), ('b', 1)]`
```