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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries Word Count

Craig Stanton
PLUS
Craig Stanton
Courses Plus Student 3,555 Points

A working wordcount.py solution not registering as correct

Hello all

This is my second post in 2 nights with the same issue - I have solved the problem (granted maybe not in the shortest way) in my local Python but Treehouse does not recognize this as correct.

Is there a strategy for solving these that maybe I'm missing?

Thanks for any help

wordcount.py
# E.g. word_count("I do not like it Sam I Am") gets back a dictionary like:
# {'i': 2, 'do': 1, 'it': 1, 'sam': 1, 'like': 1, 'not': 1, 'am': 1}
# Lowercase the string to make it easier.

def word_count(sentence):
    sentence = list(sentence.lower().split())
    counter = {}
    for words in sentence:
        if words not in counter:
            counter[words] = 1
        else:
            counter[words] += 1
    print(counter)

1 Answer

Ismail KOÇ
Ismail KOÇ
1,748 Points

Change print(counter) as return(counter) because (i tried it in console) results are different, with your code:

{'am': 1, 'do': 1, 'i': 2, 'it': 1, 'not': 1, 'sam': 1, 'like': 1}
None

with other code (print(counter) ---> return(counter)):

{'not': 1, 'it': 1, 'sam': 1, 'do': 1, 'i': 2, 'like': 1, 'am': 1}