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top list item finder

world's simplest list tool

This is a super simple browser-based application that finds the most popular items in the given list and prints their count. You can find how many times each item appears in the list and what percentage of the total number of list items it represents. You can also trim the items, skip empty items, and perform case-insensitive item comparison. Additionally, you can sort the items by their count or alphabetically to easily identify the top items. Created by list geeks from team Browserling.

᠎᠎᠎          Tool Options

How to Extract List Items?

Extract individual list items that
are separated by a character.
Extract individual list items that
are separated by a regexp.
Enter the separator character or
regular expression pattern here.

Item Comparison

Ignore empty items from
comparison.
Remove leading and
trailing spaces before
comparing items.
Compare all list items
in lowercase.

Top Item Output Format

How to display the most
popular list items?
In what order should the
most popular items in the
output be displayed?

What is a top list item finder?

This online program finds the top items in a list by counting how many times each item appears in it. The program prints the total count of the items as well as calculates the relative frequency of the items in percentage. There are three blocks of options that let you adjust various list parameters to make it easier for the program to identify the input list items, set the method for comparing the items, and specify how to display the most popular items. Now let's review each block of options more carefully. In the first block, you'll find the "Separate Items by a Character" option that tells the program that individual list items are separated by a specific character. It can be a comma, a comma followed by a space, a semicolon, or any other character or character combination. The program will then split the list into items via this option. The "Separate Items by a Regexp" option is for more complex use cases and it allows the program to extract list items via a regular expression that defines how the items are separated. A regexp provides more flexibility when working with complex list structures and patterns. For example, if the list items are separated by multiple different characters, then this option will be useful as you can specify a regexp such as "/[,;]/" to match all list items that are separated either by a comma or by a semicolon. In the "Input Separator" option, you can enter the separator character or the regular expression, depending on the selected item separation mode. In the second block, you'll find another three options. The "Remove Empty Items" option instructs the tool to ignore all empty items during the counting process. An item is considered to be empty if it has no characters or contains only spaces. The "Trim Top List Items" option removes leading and trailing spaces from each item so that the same item wasn't accidentally counted twice. The "Ignore Item Case" option converts all items to lowercase before analysis, so that variations in letter capitalization didn't affect the results. In the third block of options, there are two more options. The "Top Item Format" option allows you to change the display format of the most popular list items. You can choose one of three formats: display the item with the occurrence count, display the item with usage percentage, or display the item occurrence as a fraction of the total item count. Finally, the "Top Item Sorting" option determines the order in which the most popular items are printed to the screen. There are three sorting options you can choose from: sorting by count (in descending order – from the most popular item to the least popular), sorting alphabetically (in ascending order – from a to z), or don't sort anything at all, in which case item counts are presented in item occurrence order. Listabulous!


Top list item finder examples

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Find Top List Items

In this example, we find the most popular items in a list of various vegetables. We use the comma character to tell the program that the items to be extracted are comma-separated and enable the case-insensitive mode for comparing the vegetable names in lowercase. We sort the output items by their popularity count and find that the top three vegetables are "corn" (appears in the list 5 times), "tomato" (appears 3 times), and "peas" (also appears 3 times).

Corn, Squash, carrot, Broccoli, Broccoli, Corn, Tomato, Corn, spinach, tomato, Corn, Cucumber, Peas, Peas, Sweet Potato, squash, peas, tomato, Corn
corn: 5 tomato: 3 peas: 3 squash: 2 broccoli: 2 carrot: 1 spinach: 1 cucumber: 1 sweet potato: 1
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Extract individual list items that
are separated by a character.
Enter the separator character or
regular expression pattern here.
Ignore empty items from
comparison.
Remove leading and
trailing spaces before
comparing items.
Compare all list items
in lowercase.
How to display the most
popular list items?
In what order should the
most popular items in the
output be displayed?

Which Temperature is the Most Popular in April?

In this example, we use our tool to find how many times each temperature occurred in the month of April in Atlanta. To do this, we input the statistical data with all temperatures for all 30 days and set the separator between them to be the regular expression /\s/ (which matches all spaces, tabs, and newlines). We ignore the empty items and display the total count of temperatures from the lowest temperature to the highest.

74°F 68°F 70°F 75°F 78°F 76°F 69°F 70°F 72°F 77°F 80°F 81°F 73°F 74°F 70°F 74°F 76°F 79°F 77°F 70°F 70°F 72°F 75°F 78°F 82°F 74°F 71°F 77°F 80°F 79°F
68°f: 1 (1/30) 69°f: 1 (1/30) 70°f: 5 (5/30) 71°f: 1 (1/30) 72°f: 2 (2/30) 73°f: 1 (1/30) 74°f: 4 (4/30) 75°f: 2 (2/30) 76°f: 2 (2/30) 77°f: 3 (3/30) 78°f: 2 (2/30) 79°f: 2 (2/30) 80°f: 2 (2/30) 81°f: 1 (1/30) 82°f: 1 (1/30)
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Extract individual list items that
are separated by a regexp.
Enter the separator character or
regular expression pattern here.
Ignore empty items from
comparison.
Remove leading and
trailing spaces before
comparing items.
Compare all list items
in lowercase.
How to display the most
popular list items?
In what order should the
most popular items in the
output be displayed?

Most Popular Names in the Class

In this example, we explore the number of namesakes among the students of a music school we went to. We input a list of names of all the students, separate them with a semicolon character, and calculate the total count and percentage of each name. Once the analysis is complete, we find that the most common student name in the school is David (shared by 8 students, which make up a total of 16% of all students), followed by Mary (7 students, 14%), and then William and Thomas (4 students, 8%).

Robert ; Susan ; Elizabeth; Michael ; Robert ; William ; David ; Michael ; Elizabeth; David ; William ; Robert ; Mary ; Richard ; Thomas ; Mary ; Mary ; James ; David ; Thomas ; Jennifer ; Jessica ; Michael ; James ; Patricia ; Linda ; Mary ; David ; Barbara ; Jessica ; Jennifer ; Mary ; David ; Thomas ; Thomas ; James ; Mary ; William ; David ; David ; Joseph ; Patricia ; William ; John ; Patricia ; Mary ; Sarah ; Jessica ; Barbara ; David
David: 8 (16%) Mary: 7 (14%) William: 4 (8%) Thomas: 4 (8%) Robert: 3 (6%) Michael: 3 (6%) James: 3 (6%) Jessica: 3 (6%) Patricia: 3 (6%) Elizabeth: 2 (4%) Jennifer: 2 (4%) Barbara: 2 (4%) Susan: 1 (2%) Richard: 1 (2%) Linda: 1 (2%) Joseph: 1 (2%) John: 1 (2%) Sarah: 1 (2%)
Required options
These options will be used automatically if you select this example.
Extract individual list items that
are separated by a character.
Enter the separator character or
regular expression pattern here.
Ignore empty items from
comparison.
Remove leading and
trailing spaces before
comparing items.
Compare all list items
in lowercase.
How to display the most
popular list items?
In what order should the
most popular items in the
output be displayed?

Pro tips Master online list tools

You can pass input to this tool via ?input query argument and it will automatically compute output. Here's how to type it in your browser's address bar. Click to try!

https://onlinetools.com/list/find-most-popular-list-items?input=Corn%2C%20Squash%2C%20carrot%2C%20Broccoli%2C%20Broccoli%2C%20Corn%2C%20Tomato%2C%20Corn%2C%20spinach%2C%20tomato%2C%20Corn%2C%20Cucumber%2C%20Peas%2C%20Peas%2C%20Sweet%20Potato%2C%20squash%2C%20peas%2C%20tomato%2C%20Corn&string-separator=true&input-separator=%252C%20&skip-empty=false&trim-items=false&ignore-case=true&type=print-count&sort=sort-by-frequency

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