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

Maximilian Tan
Maximilian Tan
5,570 Points

Python Collections Final Challenge Task

I've run my code in the editor and it works fine.

However it doesn't work for Treehouse's.

Please help!

wordcount.py
# 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(string):
    string = string.lower()
    key_list = string.split(' ')

    dict = {key: key_list.count(key) for key in key_list}

1 Answer

Viraj Deshaval
Viraj Deshaval
4,874 Points

You did an excellent job. Just split the string with whitespace which is the default one of split option. Do it as below and it will work. Good luck.

key_list = string.split()

I was stuck for hours on the same thing -- very glad you posted this question (and answer)!!