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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dictionaries Teacher Stats

Oti Oritsejafor
Oti Oritsejafor
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Now create a function named stats that takes the teachers dictionary

I don't understand , please help me

teachers.py
# The dictionary will be something like:
# {'Jason Seifer': ['Ruby Foundations', 'Ruby on Rails Forms', 'Technology Foundations'],
#  'Kenneth Love': ['Python Basics', 'Python Collections']}
#
# Often, it's a good idea to hold onto a max_count variable.
# Update it when you find a teacher with more classes than
# the current count. Better hold onto the teacher name somewhere
# too!
#
# Your code goes below here.
def most_classes(dicts):
    popular = " "
    max_count = 0
    for teacher in dicts:
        if len(dicts[teacher]) > max_count:
            max_count = len(dicts[teacher])
            popular = teacher
    return popular

def num_teachers(dicts):
    return len(dicts)

def stats(dicts):        

1 Answer

The code should look like this:

def stats(dicts):
    teachers = []
    temp = []

    for teacher in dicts:
        temp = [teacher, len(dicts[teacher])]
        teachers.append(temp)
    return teachers

I named one of my lists temp, short for temporary because if you notice I set the temp equal to the teacher and the corresponding number of classes, then I would append it into my teachers' list; so every time it loops through my temp list variable resets. That is why I named it "temp".

I hope this helps.