How to Get Least Frequent Character in String using Python

In this tutorial, we will program 'How to Get the Least Frequent Character in a String using Python'. We will learn how to display the least frequent character(s) in a string. The objective is to automatically identify and display the least frequent character(s) in a given string. I will provide a sample program to demonstrate the actual coding process in this tutorial.

This topic is very easy to understand. Just follow the instructions I provide, and you can do it yourself with ease. The program I will show you covers the basics of programming to display the least frequent character in a string. I will do my best to provide you with a simple method for identifying and displaying the least frequent character. So, let's start with the coding.

Getting Started:

First you will have to download & install the Python IDLE's, here's the link for the Integrated Development And Learning Environment for Python

Creating Main Function

This is the main function of the application. The following code will display a simple GUI in terminal console that will display program. To do this, simply copy and paste these blocks of code into the IDLE text editor.
  1. from collections import Counter
  4. test_str = "sourcecodester"
  7. ret = False
  10. while True:
  11. print("\n================== Get Least Frequent Character in String ==================\n\n")
  15. print ("Original String: " + test_str)
  18. res = Counter(test_str)
  19. res = min(res, key = res.get)
  22. print ("The least characters in a string is : " + str(res))
  24. opt = input("\nDo you want to try again?(yes/no): ")
  26. if opt.lower() == 'yes':
  27. ret=False
  28. elif opt.lower() == 'no':
  29. ret=True
  30. print("Exiting program....")
  32. else:
  33. print("Please enter yes/no:")
  34. break
  36. if ret == False:
  37. continue

This script finds and displays the least frequent character in the string "sourcecodester". It repeatedly prompts the user to rerun the process or exit the program. Each time, it prints the least frequent character, allowing the user to choose whether to continue or exit based on their input.


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