# Python | Maximum frequency character in String

This article gives us the methods to find the frequency of maximum occurring character in a python string. This is quite important utility nowdays and knowledge of it is always useful. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method 1 : Naive method + max()
In this method, we simply iterate through the string and form a key in a dictionary of newly occurred element or if element is already occurred, we increase its value by 1. We find maximum occurring character by using max() on values.

##### initializing string

test_str = “GeeksforGeeks”

##### printing original string

print (“The original string is : ” + test_str)

##### Maximum frequency character in String

all_freq = {}
for i in test_str:
if i in all_freq:
all_freq[i] += 1
else:
all_freq[i] = 1
res = max(all_freq, key = all_freq.get) printing result

print (“The maximum of all characters in GeeksforGeeks is : ” + str(res))

Output : The original string is : GeeksforGeeks The maximum of all characters in GeeksforGeeks is : e

Method 2 : Using `collections.Counter() + max()`
The most suggested method that could be used to find all occurrences is this method, this actually gets all element frequency and could also be used to print single element frequency if required. We find maximum occurring character by using max() on values.

##### collections.Counter() + max()

from collections import Counter

##### initializing string

test_str = “GeeksforGeeks”

##### printing original string

print (“The original string is : ” + test_str)

##### Maximum frequency character in String

res = Counter(test_str)
res = max(res, key = res.get)

##### printing result

print (“The maximum of all characters in GeeksforGeeks is : ” + str(res))

Output : The original string is : GeeksforGeeks The maximum of all characters in GeeksforGeeks is : e