- Creating a dictionary
- Iterating through a dictionary
- Using operations and comparators
- Working with lists
- Comparing dictionaries to other data structures
- Using dictionary comprehension
Skill Level Beginner
- [Deepa] Hi, my name is Deepa Muralidhar. I'm professor at Kennesaw State University at the College of Computing and Software Engineering. I applaud you on your decision to take this course on Python dictionaries. Dictionaries are an incredibly helpful built-in data structure that you're likely to use in many projects. Particularly, you will learn how to use dictionaries for simple operations. You will learn the anatomy of how to implement dictionaries in your program and why they are important to your projects. We examine specific rules, if a data item can be a key, and how to iterate over dictionaries. We discuss built-in dictionary methods that can be used to leverage the power of this data structure. And finally, we examine dictionary comprehension, an advanced Python concept. Throughout the course, we use a project to illustrate the usefulness of dictionaries in data mining. The course has simple challenges and solutions have been provided as well. If at any point, you have difficulty answering a challenge, go back and review the related video and you will be able to understand the problem and reach the solution with better clarity. I hope you have fun learning and improving your skills.