In this post, we will look at the python program to get the number of occurrences of a specified element in an array.

There are two ways to get the count.

1. Use in-built count() function
2. Loop through array elements and count the occurrences
```Input: [60, 1000, 70, 1000, 80, 1000, 90, 1000]
Find the occurrences of 1000 in the above array
Output: 4

As 1000 occurs 4 times. So the output is 4.
```

Let’s look at the programs now.

## Use in-built count() function

```# python program to
# count the number of occurrences
# of specified element in an array using count()
from array import *

# declare and initialize the array
array_integer = array('i', [80, 5, 90, 5, 100, 5, 110, 5])

# display the values in the array
print("Array values: "+str(array_integer))

# display the occurrences of the element
print("Occurrences of the integer 5 is: "+str(array_integer.count(5)))
```

Output

```Array values: array('i', [80, 5, 90, 5, 100, 5, 110, 5])
Occurrences of the integer 5 is: 4
```

Algorithm

Step 1: Declare and initialize the input array
Step 2: Call the count() function with an array
Step 3: Display the result

## Count occurrences using loop

```# python program to find
# the occurrences of
# the specified element in an array

# Method to find the count of
# the specified element in the array
def find_count(my_array, element):

# store the count
count=0

# iterate each element
# and count the occurrences
# of the specified element
for i in my_array:
if i == element:
count = count + 1

return(count)

input_array=[10, 6, 20, 6, 30]

result = find_count(input_array, 6)

# print the array
print ('Original array :', input_array)

# print the value of count
print ('Element 6 occurs %i times in an array.' %(result))
```

Output

```Original array : [10, 6, 20, 6, 30]
Element 6 occurs 2 times in an array.
```

Algorithm

Step 1: Write a function find_count() that accepts an array and the element.
Step 2: Declare and initialize the array
Step 3: Call the find_count() function
Step 4: Display the count of the specified element