Search for mapping solution

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Sun Jul 6 23:21:00 CEST 2003

result = {}
for (name, whatever, costs) in lines:
    costs = float(number.replace(',','.'))
    dict[name] = dict.get( name, 0.0) + costs

(that's untested, but you should get the idea).  Note, however, floating 
point is generally a poor choice for accounting applications, so you may 
want to look into the libraries for fixed-point calculations.


Markus Joschko wrote:

>stated in a post befor, I'm a java programmer, fascinated about the elegant
>way python solves iterations. Maybe you can show me a solution how to map
>the following
>I have a List:
>Name - Number - Costs
>lines = [['fred','333','0,10'],['sam','444','1'],['fred','333','0,50']]
>Now I want to have it in a dictionary(name,costs)  Should look like
>{'fred':'0,60' , 'sam':'1'}
>What's an elegant way to do it? I can use a lot of loops, but I assume, that
>there is a better way of doing so.
> Markus
  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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