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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dictionaries Word Count

Wilhelm Amamba Ngoma
Wilhelm Amamba Ngoma
685 Points

'int' object does not support item assignment. What does that mean?

I don't understand the error message I received after I had checked the work attached.

Bummer! 'int' object does not support item assignment.

# E.g. word_count("I am that I am") gets back a dictionary like:
# {'i': 2, 'am': 2, 'that': 1}
# Lowercase the string to make it easier.
# Using .split() on the sentence will give you a list of words.
# In a for loop of that list, you'll have a word that you can
# check for inclusion in the dict (with "if word in dict"-style syntax).
# Or add it to the dict with something like word_dict[word] = 1.
def word_count(string):
  word_dict = {}
  words = string.split()

  for word in words:
      if word_dict[word]:
        value = word_dict[word]
        word_dict = value + 1
      word_dict[word] = 1

  return word_dict

1 Answer

Wilhelm Amamba Ngoma
Wilhelm Amamba Ngoma
685 Points

word_dict = value + 1 is where I missed it. I should have written word_dict[word] = value + 1

Vittorio Somaschini
Vittorio Somaschini
33,371 Points

Hello Willhelm.

I have changed your comment into an answer, so that if that answer sorted things out (as I believe) you can mark it down as best answer to close the thread.

Have a nice day