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Python Python Testing Be Assertive assertIn

thought get_anagram("treehouse"), "house") would work, but it doesn't

Trying to create a test using assertIn to make sure that "house" is in "treehouse", but this isn't working. Any help?

class AnagramTests(unittest.TestCase):
    def test_in_anagrams(self):
        self.assertIn(get_anagrams("treehouse"), "house")
tests.py
import unittest

from string_fun import get_anagrams


class AnagramTests(unittest.TestCase):
    def test_in_anagrams(self):
        self.assertIn(get_anagrams("treehouse"), "house")
string_fun.py
import itertools


def is_palindrome(yarn):
    """Return whether or not a string is a palindrome.

    A palindrome is a word/phrase that's the same in
    both directions.
    """
    return yarn == yarn[::-1]


def get_anagrams(*yarn):
    """Return a list of anagrams for a string."""
    # If only one letter came in, return it
    if yarn:
        if len(yarn[0]) <= 1:
            return list(yarn)
    else:
        raise ValueError("Must provide at least two letters")

    # Get all of the words from the dictionary
    words = set([
        w.strip().lower() for w in open('words.txt')
    ])

    output = set()
    for thread in yarn:
        thread = thread.lower()
        # Find all possible anagrams
        for i in range(2, len(thread)):
            fibers = set(
                [''.join(w) for w in itertools.permutations(thread, i)]
            )
            output.update(fibers.intersection(words))

    # Finally, return all of the combinations that are in the dictionary
    return sorted(list(output))

1 Answer

From the teacher's notes in this video

assertIn(x, y) - Make sure x is a member of y (this is like the in keyword)

So to make sure that "house" is in "treehouse" you would need to reverse what you have:

self.assertIn("house", get_anagrams("treehouse"))