# How to get frequency of std:vectors in C++?

I have 5 vectors. I want to check how many times these vectors exist. I used the following code to compare if 2 vectors are equal, but now I have more than 2 vectors. I want to compare all these 5 vectors together and count how many times each vector exists.

How can I do it?

The output should be:

```(0,0,1,2,3,0,0,0) = 2 time(s)

(0,0,1,2,3,4,0,0) = 1 time(s)

(0,0,2,4,3,0,0,0) = 1 time(s)

(0,0,6,2,3,5,6,0) = 1 time(s)
```

Here is my code:

```#include <stdio.h>
#include <iostream>
#include <vector>
using namespace std;

void checkVec(vector<int> v){
vector<int> v0;
if(v0 == v){
cout << "Equaln";
}
else{
cout << "Not Equaln";
}
}

int main(){
vector<int> v1={0,0,1,2,3,0,0,0};
vector<int> v2={0,0,1,2,3,4,0,0};
vector<int> v3={0,0,2,4,3,0,0,0};
vector<int> v4={0,0,1,2,3,0,0,0};
vector<int> v5={0,0,6,2,3,5,6,0};

checkVec(v1);
return 0;
}
```

You can use `std::map` counting the number of occurences of each vector:

```#include <map>
#include <vector>
#include <iostream>
using vec = std::vector<int>;

int main(){
vec v1={0,0,1,2,3,0,0,0};
vec v2={0,0,1,2,3,4,0,0};
vec v3={0,0,2,4,3,0,0,0};
vec v4={0,0,1,2,3,0,0,0};
vec v5={0,0,6,2,3,5,6,0};

std::map<vec,std::size_t> counter;
// Initializer list creates copies by default
// But you should not create vX variables anyway.
for(const auto& v: {v1,v2,v3,v4,v5}){
++counter[v];
}

std::cout<<"V1 is present " <<counter[v1]<<" times.n";

return 0;
}
```
```V1 is present 2 times.
```