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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Disemvowel

Rakshit H Ravishankar
Rakshit H Ravishankar
1,309 Points

disemvowel.py not working

def disemvowel(word): word=list(word) for it in word: if( it=='a' or it=='A' or it=='e' or it=='E' or it=='i' or it=='I' or it=='o' or it=='O' or it=='u' or it=='U'): try: word.remove(it) except ValueError: pass word = ','.join(word) return word

This is the script I am using. But this is not passing the test. It is throwing an error saying that 'got some vowels back' Can anyone help me here?

disemvowel.py
def disemvowel(word):
    word=list(word)
    for it in word:
        if( it=='a' or it=='A' or it=='e' or it=='E' or it=='i' or it=='I' or it=='o' or it=='O' or it=='u' or it=='U'):
            try:
                word.remove(it)
            except ValueError:
                pass
    word = ','.join(word)
    return word

1 Answer

You might be over-thinking this challenge.

It seems that you make this code DRY-er (DRY stands for Don't Repeat Yourself) by using the in keyword:

def disemvowel(word):
    result = ''
    for letter in word:
        if letter.lower() not in 'aeiou':
            result += letter
    return result

Good luck! ~Alex

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