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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dictionaries Word Count

Kenan Memis
Kenan Memis
47,314 Points

Error On Submit


I am getting constantly "Restart Challenge" error. Why is this happening?

# E.g. word_count("I am that I am") gets back a dictionary like:
# {'i': 2, 'am': 2, 'that': 1}
# Lowercase the string to make it easier.
# Using .split() on the sentence will give you a list of words.
# In a for loop of that list, you'll have a word that you can
# check for inclusion in the dict (with "if word in dict"-style syntax).
# Or add it to the dict with something like word_dict[word] = 1.
def word_count(string):
  new_string_list = string.lower()
  new_string_list = new_string_list.split()
  my_dict = {}
  for item in new_string_list:
    if my_dict[item]:
      my_dict[item] += 1
      my_dict[item] = 1
  return my_dict

3 Answers

Brian Douglas
Brian Douglas
822 Points

This could be an issue with the Treehouse site and might be worth emailing them to notify as I see others also have the same issue.

I had a look at you code and it seem ok. Here is my variation, which passed. You could try using it but it should give the same result.

def word_count(s):
    s_dict = {}
    new_s = s.lower().split()
    for word in new_s:
        if word in s_dict:
            s_dict[word] += 1
            s_dict[word] = 1
    return s_dict
C. E.
C. E.
9,785 Points

I'm getting the same thing on the Git Basics Course right now, just thought I'd bump in and say that.

I'm getting the same thing on the jQuery basics challenges.