Determining Character Frequency In a String In C++


Write a C++ program that can determine the frequency of the characters present in a string.

Program 1: String Object

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#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main()
    string str;
    int check = 0;
    char find = 'o';    // to find any letter from a-z or A-Z
    cout<<"Enter a sentence to check o "<<endl;
    getline (cin,str);
    for (int x = 0; x < str.size(); x++)
        if (str[x] ==  find)
            ++ check;
    cout << "Number of " << find << " = " << check;
    return 0;
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Enter a sentence to check o
code of code
Number of o = 3
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  • This code is used to count the number of repeatedly appearing characters in a string. To begin, the length of a character is stored using the for loop.
  • Through every iteration where the character being checked for is present, the value of check is increased by 1.
  • The iterations continue until the character is found empty (null).
  • Through every iteration, it is checked if the character is present.

Program 2: C Style String

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#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main ( )
    char c[] = "I learn programming from codeofcode.", check = 'r' ;
    int num = 0;
    for(int n=0; c[n] != '\0'; ++n)
    if (check == c[n])
cout << "The frequency of " << check << " in the sentence is: " <<num;
return 0;
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The frequency of r in the sentence is: 4
Click Here to View the Explanation:
  • The code is similar to the above one.
  • The loops continue until a null character '\0' is encountered which marks the ending of a sentence.
  • The presence of the character is checked after each iteration.