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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries Word Count

my code is working right in idle but here it is telling wrong output

i used count methods to count no of keys

# E.g. word_count("I do not like it Sam I Am") gets back a dictionary like:
# {'i': 2, 'do': 1, 'it': 1, 'sam': 1, 'like': 1, 'not': 1, 'am': 1}
# Lowercase the string to make it easier.
def word_count(sentence):
    word_list=word_lower.split(' ')
    for word in word_list:
    return my_dict

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hi there,

You've got everything correct, except for one small thing. Yes, this code would return the correct output with this example, but what if someone used tab or a hard-return in the input?

Right now, you're splitting on only spaces by using (' '). You should be splitting on all whitespace. This is done by passing no parameters into the split() method.

Other than that... nice work!! :) :dizzy:

thnks jason i never thought of this !! jason one more question did you complete your treehouse deg and got a moderator job?

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points


I'm glad I was able to help.

Treehouse Moderators are all volunteers and just students like yourself. We aren't actually employed by Team Treehouse. We just help out in the Community with questions and also help to maintain a productive and friendly learning environment.

I hope the rest of your Treehouse journey is enjoyable and educational! :) :dizzy: