Of course you could always convert the array to a list:

```
sage: import numpy as np
sage: L = np.array([1,1,3,1,4,5,8])
sage: list(L).count(1)
3
```

but here is something more direct:

```
sage: (L == 1).sum()
3
```

or

```
sage: sum(L == 1)
3
```

Also, if you want to count occurrences of every element in the array, you can do:

```
sage: from collections import Counter
sage: Counter(L)
Counter({1: 3, 8: 1, 3: 1, 4: 1, 5: 1})
```

The command `sum`

will also count how many elements in an array satisfy a property.

For example to see how many are odd:

```
sage: (L%2).sum()
5
```

or how many are between 3 and 5:

```
sage: ((3r <= L) & (L <= 5r)).sum()
3
```

(here `3r`

and `5r`

are a way to input raw Python integers, as the comparison with Sage integers would not work well -- I'm not sure why).