Thursday, June 10, 2021

PyQGIS - Attribute Group Counter

 If you have a vector shapefile layer that has an attribute which is a categorized group for other attributes and you want to get the count/number of items in each group, then here is a quick script to get you the result.

A typical scenario where you will find this useful is when you count counties in a state or similar scenario. Assuming we have a vector layer with a category attribute column named "group" as seen below, then we can count the occurrences of each group using the following script.

from collections import Counter

# Get active vector layer...
layer = iface.activeLayer()

# Lets count the number of features...

# Lets check the field names...
for f in layer.fields():

# Get attributes into a list...
attr_list = []
for feature in layer.getFeatures():

# Count item occurrences using 'collections.Counter'
attr_count = dict( Counter(attr_list) )

The primary logic here is in counting item occurrences within a list using collections.Counter module as seen below.

That is it!

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