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Series.value_counts(normalize=False, sort=True, ascending=False, bins=None, dropna=True) [source]

Returns object containing counts of unique values.

The resulting object will be in descending order so that the first element is the most frequently-occurring element. Excludes NA values by default.


normalize : boolean, default False

If True then the object returned will contain the relative frequencies of the unique values.

sort : boolean, default True

Sort by values

ascending : boolean, default False

Sort in ascending order

bins : integer, optional

Rather than count values, group them into half-open bins, a convenience for pd.cut, only works with numeric data

dropna : boolean, default True

Don’t include counts of NaN.

counts : Series

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