[Tutor] Counting help

Byron byron at christianfreebies.com
Tue Aug 23 21:31:15 CEST 2005

Luis N wrote:

>Ideally, you would put your names into a list or dictionary to make
>working with them easier. If all you're trying to do is count them
>(and your list of names is long), you might consider a dictionary
>which you would use like so:
>#This is just the first thing I considered.
>l = ['a list of names']
>d = {}
>for name in namelist:
>    if d.has_key(name):
>        x = d.get(name)
>        d[name] = x + 1
>    else:
>        d[name] = 1      

100% agreed.  I have used this approach before and it works great... 


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