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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dictionaries String Formatting with Dictionaries

Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch
946 Points

I can't figure out why this isn't passing. Think I'm close.

It is working in idle not sure what's wrong here.

strings.py
dicts = [
    {'name': 'Michelangelo',
     'food': 'PIZZA'},
    {'name': 'Garfield',
     'food': 'lasanga'},
    {'name': 'Walter',
     'food': 'pancakes'},
    {'name': 'Galactus',
     'food': 'worlds'}
]

string = "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!"

def string_factory(string, dicts):
  strings = []
  for keys in dicts:
    strings.append(string.format(**keys))
  return strings

2 Answers

William Li
PLUS
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,865 Points

So very close actually. Function body is totally correct, only thing you need to do is switch place the 2 arguments pass in for the function definition, dicts first, string comes second.

Create a function named string_factory that accepts a list of dictionaries and a string.

def string_factory(dicts, string):
  strings = []
  for keys in dicts:
    strings.append(string.format(**keys))
  return strings
Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch
946 Points

Thanks William. I didn't realise the order of the arguments was important.