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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries String Formatting with Dictionaries

help me with dictionary unapacking


# Example:
# values = [{"name": "Michelangelo", "food": "PIZZA"}, {"name": "Garfield", "food": "lasagna"}]
# string_factory(values)
# ["Hi, I'm Michelangelo and I love to eat PIZZA!", "Hi, I'm Garfield and I love to eat lasagna!"]

template = "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!"
def string_factory(

1 Answer

First you will need to define your function to be passed a dictionary.

def string_factory(list_of_dict):

Then you will need to start a list, for the return/output.

list = []

Now you will need to loop through all of the entries in the dictionary. This will set a loop to start at 0 and run to the length of the dictionary.

for item_count in range(0, len(list_of_dict)):

Now this line appends the list variable with the template.format(name = [the first dict ][key] , food = [the first dict][value]

list.append(template.format(name=list_of_dict[item_count]["name"], food=list_of_dict[item_count]["food"]))

then return the list

return list