[Tutor] list objects are unhashable

Norman Khine norman at khine.net
Tue Jul 1 15:12:27 CEST 2008



Alan Gauld wrote:
> "Norman Khine" <norman at khine.net> wrote
> 
>>> Frankly I'd use a database. Just load the data into it using Python.
>>> Then execute SQL querioes to get the counts etc.
>>
>> Not really an option to use SQL just for this.
> 
> I'm curious why?
> It seems to suggest that using SQL is somehow a big deal?

I am not sure how to implement this for now, as I have not used SqlLite.

> 
> But with the SqlLite database access that ships with Python 2.5+
> the database is just a normal file and you access it using
> SQL commands. There is no database server or DBA involvement
> etc. if that is your concern.
> 
> SqlLite is specifically designed for these kinds of small scale
> ad-hoc query of complex data type of scenarios.

I will look into this, but for now, can you advise on how to loop 
through the list and add each item found to the counter as this is the 
logic I don't understand.

> 
> Or is there something else that rules it out?
> 
> Alan G.
> 
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