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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Sets Set Math

victor E
victor E
19,145 Points

i am having a hard time converting this into a list of courses. list() and return do not give correct output

i am having a hard time converting this into a list of courses. list() and return do not give correct output

sets.py
COURSES = {
    "Python Basics": {"Python", "functions", "variables",
                      "booleans", "integers", "floats",
                      "arrays", "strings", "exceptions",
                      "conditions", "input", "loops"},
    "Java Basics": {"Java", "strings", "variables",
                    "input", "exceptions", "integers",
                    "booleans", "loops"},
    "PHP Basics": {"PHP", "variables", "conditions",
                   "integers", "floats", "strings",
                   "booleans", "HTML"},
    "Ruby Basics": {"Ruby", "strings", "floats",
                    "integers", "conditions",
                    "functions", "input"}
}
def covers(topics):
    for key, value in COURSES.items():
        if topics in COURSES[key]:
            print (key)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

Remember that "topics" is a set, so it's not likely to be found (in it's entirety) as a member of the set of topics associated with one of the courses.

What you're looking for is any overlap (any items in common) between the set passed in as the argument and one associated with a course. One of the "set math" operators could be handy here.

victor E
victor E
19,145 Points

thanks for the tip, this is how i got the right answer! def covers(topics): lst = [] for key, value in COURSES.items(): if topics & COURSES[key]: lst.append(key) return lst