how to change a string into dictionary

Shashwat Anand anand.shashwat at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 11:53:38 CEST 2010


On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 3:03 PM, aimeixu <aimeixu at amazon.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am newbie for python ,Here is my question:
> a = "{'a':'1','b':'2'}"
> how to change a into a dictionary ,says, a = {'a':'1','b':'2'}
> Thanks a lot .Really need help.
>

Parse the string and re-create the dictionary.

>>> s = "{'a':'1','b':'2'}"
>>> ds = {}
>>> for i in s.strip('{}').split(','):
...     key, val = i.split(':')
...     ds[key.strip("'")] = val.strip("'")
...
>>> ds
{'a': '1', 'b': '2'}
>>> type(ds)
<class 'dict'>


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