[Tutor] Dictionary Issue

Ltc Hotspot ltc.hotspot at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 02:30:43 CEST 2015


I'm following the instructor's video exercise, available  at

View attached screen shot file, image file shows a copy of the
counter: cou[wrd] =cou.get(wrd,0) +1

Please, explain the differences in counter methods?


On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk>

> On 06/08/2015 20:05, Ltc Hotspot wrote:
>> On my breath and soul, I did:
>> Counter objects have a dictionary interface except that they return a zero
>> count for missing items instead of raising a KeyError
>> <https://docs.python.org/3/library/exceptions.html#KeyError>:
> That's nice to know.  What do the rest of the methods on the class do?
> Please don't top post here, it makes following long threads difficult.
> What did you not understand about the above?
> You obviously haven't bothered to read the link I gave you about the
>>> Counter class so I give up.
> If you'd read the entire write up why are you still wasting time with a
> loop to find a maximum that simply doesn't work, when there is likely a
> solution in the Counter class right in front of your eyes?
> --
> My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
> what you can do for our language.
> Mark Lawrence
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