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Python

word_count: Dictionaries: coding_challenge

Hi, You can see my codee here: I hope it's ok: http://pastie.org/private/xkfkyrdxxefin0e108viiq I think I'm near to the soloution and have understood the principles but something is still wrong. Sometimes it is difficult for me to transport my ideas into the right syntax:

Thanks for your help, Alexandra

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

Hi Alexandra, There are two errors in your code:

def word_count(string):  # <-- typo: parameter did not match "string" used in the code
    dict_1={}
    string=string.lower()
    list_1=string.split()
    for word in list_1:
        if word in dict_1:
            dict_1[word]+=1
        else:
            dict_1.update({word:1})  # <-- corrected syntax for dictionary object
    return dict_1  # <-- add missing return statement

Edit: The third error is you're missing a return statement. Added above.

Thank you very much:) But I was on the right way. Thanks!