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Method for finding the count of unique elements in a list. This will work only in python versions 2.7 and above
__author__ = 'Amal G Jose'
from collections import Counter
data_list = ['apple', 'apple', 'orange', 'mango', 'apple', 'grapes', 'banana', 'banana']
count = Counter(data_list)
print count.items()
print "Count of apple : ", count['apple']
print "Count of orange : ", count['orange']
print "Count of banana : ", count['banana']
print "Count of grapes : ", count['grapes']
print "Count of mango : ", count['mango']
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