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

word count

what is wrong with my code 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(words):
    word_freq =[]
    words_list=words.split()
    for word in words_list:
        word.lower()
        word_freq.append(words_list.count(word))
        return dict(zip(words_list,word_freq))

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,004 Points

Looks like you're pretty close, here's a few hints for the rest:

  • the "lower" function returns a lower-cased copy, it does not change the original string
  • you could save steps by lower-casing the entire string before it is split
  • having "return" inside the loop will stop the function on the first iteration