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

Amber Readmond
Amber Readmond
7,861 Points

I feel like I'm completely lost.

Is there anything about my code that even touches on going in the right direction? I wish there were videos explaining answers to code challenges. :'(

    "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({dict_of_courses}):
    list_of_courses = []
    for course in dict_of_courses:
        for value in course:
            if "Python" in value:
                list_of_courses += value
    return list_of_courses            

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
225,652 Points

It looks like you have the right idea, but the argument is going to be a set, not a dictionary. And either way, you wouldn't put braces around the argument name in the definition.

Also, "Python" was shown as an example, but the function shouldn't test for it explicitly.

And you can avoid a nested loop if you check for overlap using one of the set functions discussed in the last video.