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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries Packing and Unpacking Dictionaries

can someone explain to me exactly what dictionaries are? and what they are used for. Also i need help with understanding

can someone explain to me exactly what dictionaries are? and what they are used for. Also i need help with understanding what kwargs and unpacking and packing is, it doesnt make any sense to me. thank you.

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Alexander Besse
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Alexander Besse
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Hi, Kendall Kelly.

Python dictionaries are the equivalent of "objects" in other languages such as JavaScript and Java. Dictionaries allow us to create a structured object so that it can be reused over and over quickly and efficiently.

When making a character we can make instances of the dictionary, rather than remaking each character from scratch.

I found the W3Schools explanation of a dictionary really helpful, see the link below.

https://www.w3schools.com/python/python_dictionaries.asp

Really liked the link thanks!!