[Tutor] Dictionary Issue

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Aug 6 00:55:34 CEST 2015

On 05/08/15 23:36, Clayton Kirkwood wrote:

> It looks like the problem is with count=dict()
> Should be count=dict{}
> I may be wrong - U'm still a neophyte.

Yes, you're wrong! :-)

the correct form is as shown

count = dict()

Its calling the type operation which looks like
any other function and uses ().

The more common way to create an empty dictionary
is to use {} alone, like:

count = {}

Although count is probably a bad name choice since
collections usually merit a plural name, eg counts

But the OP's problems lie earlier in the code,
as Mark has suggested.

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