Issue in printing top 20 dictionary items by dictionary value
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Sat Oct 4 21:40:18 CEST 2014
On 2014-10-04 18:36, Shiva wrote:
> It works :
> orderedwords = sorted(textstorage.keys(), key=textstorage.get)
> The method textstorage.get will accept a word and return it's value
> which in this instance is the count.
> What I don't understand is:
> for w in eachword:
> textstorage[w]=textstorage.get(w, 0) + 1
> How does textstorage.get(w,0)+1 give the count of the word??
What textstorage.get(w, 0) says is: if the word is in the dict, return
its count, else return 0.
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