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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dictionaries Unpacking Dictionaries

Harry Page
Harry Page
10,509 Points

How to print result of count_words?

Here is my code:

def word_count(text):
   final_dict = {}
   word_list = text.split()
   for word in word_list:
      if word in final_dict:
         final_dict[word] += 1
         final_dict[word] = 1
   return final_dict

Why is there no visible result-- specifically, the contents of final_dict-- after successfully calling this function, with an argument ("is you is or is you ain't my baby")

Thank you, Harry

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

You return before your print statement. Flip the last two lines.