Programming in Python : Dictionaries

Dictionaries are another data type in python. It can be think as a unordered collection of keys associated with values. The keys can be numbers, strings, or tuples. An empty dictionary is denoted by ‘{ }’. We can view all keys by simply calling keys(). The dict() constructor is using to build a dictionary.

>>> dic = {‘one’:1,’two’:2,’three’:3,’four’:4,’five’:5}

>>> dic
{‘four’: 4, ‘three’: 3, ‘five’: 5, ‘two’: 2, ‘one’: 1}

>>> dic[‘six’] = 6

>>> dic
{‘six’: 6, ‘three’: 3, ‘two’: 2, ‘four’: 4, ‘five’: 5, ‘one’: 1}

>>> del dic[‘five’]

>>> dic
{‘six’: 6, ‘three’: 3, ‘two’: 2, ‘four’: 4, ‘one’: 1}

>>> dic[‘seven’] = 7

>>> dic
{‘seven’: 7, ‘six’: 6, ‘three’: 3, ‘two’: 2, ‘four’: 4, ‘one’: 1}

>>> dic.key()

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 1, in
AttributeError: ‘dict’ object has no attribute ‘key’

>>> dic.keys()
[‘seven’, ‘six’, ‘three’, ‘two’, ‘four’, ‘one’]

>>> dic[‘seven’]
7
>>> dic[‘one’]
1

>>> ‘one’ in dic
True

>>> ‘three’ in dic
True

>>> ‘kjkk’ in dic
False

>>> del dic[‘one’]

>>> dic
{‘seven’: 7, ‘six’: 6, ‘three’: 3, ‘two’: 2, ‘four’: 4}

>>> dic.keys()
[‘seven’, ‘six’, ‘three’, ‘two’, ‘four’]

>>> dic.values()
[7, 6, 3, 2, 4]

>>> a=[(‘aass’,23),(‘iiii’,56),(‘dftj’,38)]

>>> a
[(‘aass’, 23), (‘iiii’, 56), (‘dftj’, 38)]

>>> dict(a)
{‘aass’: 23, ‘iiii’: 56, ‘dftj’: 38}

>>> b = dict(a)

>>> b
{‘aass’: 23, ‘iiii’: 56, ‘dftj’: 38}

>>> dict(jhjkhk = 433,jkhjkhk = 3434,iuijmkm = 344343)
{‘jkhjkhk’: 3434, ‘jhjkhk’: 433, ‘iuijmkm’: 344343}

>>> c = dict(jhjkhk = 433,jkhjkhk = 3434,iuijmkm = 344343)

>>> c
{‘jkhjkhk’: 3434, ‘jhjkhk’: 433, ‘iuijmkm’: 344343}

Author: Abhilash

Hey! This is Abhilash - A Ruby developer for years, specialised on web development, working as a freelance Ruby Developer. I have experience in other frameworks such as Angular, Sinatra, Laravel etc. Mainly working on Ruby On Rails platform since 2010. This blog is about Ruby, Ruby On Rails and other subjects where I have had a chance to work on. You can contact me here: abhilash.amballur@gmail.com Abhilash AK

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