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

Brian Wang
Brian Wang
2,685 Points

where am i doing wrong?

can anyone tell me why my codes are not working?

# 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(a_string):
    string_dict = {}
    for word in a_string.split():
        if word in string_dict:
            string_dict[word] += 1
            string_dict[word] = 1
    return string_dict        

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,136 Points

You're really close.

But remember the challenge said, "The keys in the dictionary will be each of the words in the string, lowercased." It looks like you forgot to convert the string (or the words) to lower case.