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

Derek Woods
Derek Woods
6,272 Points

Troubleshooting word_count

Just looking for some hints on why this code isn't correct, it runs fine in PyCharm but i keep getting the Bummer 'make sure you split on whitespace' or 'make sure you lowercased the words'.

# 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):
    dict1 = {}
    string1 = string.lower()
    list1 = string1.split(' ')
    for words in list1:
        dict1[words] = list1.count(words)

    return (dict1)

1 Answer

K Cleveland
K Cleveland
21,839 Points


Look at this:

list1 = string1.split(' ')

From what I understand, that split function delimits automatically on whitespace. Hopefully this helps. :)