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Python Introducing Dictionaries Introducing Dictionaries Creating a Dictionary

Haralambos Tsivikas
Haralambos Tsivikas
7,225 Points

Hi I am stuck on this challenge. Any solutions;;

I have issues with the code

creating_dictionaries.py
student = dictionary{"name": "Oxford", "topic": "Python"}

5 Answers

Whats the question?

Haralambos Tsivikas
Haralambos Tsivikas
7,225 Points

Create a dictionary with the following key value pairs: 1) key: 'name', value: '', 2) key: 'topic', value: 'python'. Assign this dictionary to a variable called student.

student = dictionary{"name": 2, "topic": "Python"}

The value of name should be 2. Not sure were your value came from. What got me up on this when i was doing it was, i kept putting "2" and its just 2. Don't let it trip you up.

In creating a dictionary you don't use the word dictionary. As shown in the previous video @ 1:16 you specify key value pairs inside curly braces.

mydictionary = { 'key1' : 'value1', 'key2' : 'value2' }

Also check your values against what the instructions state. Case matters in task 2.

Adam Dunlap
PLUS
Adam Dunlap
Courses Plus Student 1,899 Points

CHALLENGE: Create a dictionary with the following key value pairs: 1) key: 'name', value: '', 2) key: 'topic', value: 'python'. Assign this dictionary to a variable called student.

This Challenge still uses the question above as Challenge Task 1 of 2 for "Introducing Dictionaries" in Python.

The 'value' in the question just shows up as (") without parenthesis, like OP mentions. I don't know how others figured this out to be the integer 2, but I had no idea what the question was referring to until finding this thread. I still don't understand where Christopher got the answer if the question hasn't been changed since then.

If TeamTreehouse staff gets a chance, please fix this question so that it shows (2) for the value, not ("). Otherwise it doesn't make sense at all, where the 2 comes from.

If it helps, I'm using Firefox on Mac when I see this. Maybe it shows up correctly in other browsers.