Combine similar characters in Python using Dictionary Get() Method
Let us see how to combine similar characters in a list.
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Input : [‘g’, ‘e’, ‘e’, ‘k’, ‘s’, ‘f’, ‘o’, ‘r’, ‘g’, ‘e’, ‘e’, ‘k’, ‘s’]
Output : [‘gg’, ‘eeee’, ‘kk’, ‘ss’, ‘f’, ‘o’, ‘r’]
We will be using the
get() method of the
get() method returns the value of the item with the specified key.
Syntax : dictionary.get(key name, value)
- keyname : The key name of the dictionary item.
- value : (Optional) If the specified key does not exist, then a value is returned.
Returns : Value of the item with the specified key
- Declare the list.
- Declare a dictionary.
- Iterate over the list, using the
get()method, if a new key is found, then the value 0 is assigned to it and 1 is added making the final value 1. Else if the key is repeated, then 1 is added to the previously calculated value. So this way, now each key has a value assigned to it, and frequency of all characters is recorded.
- Separate all the keys and the values and store them in 2 different lists.
- Use the
zip()function store the product of keys and their respective values in the result list.
- Display the result.
Example 1 :
['gg', 'eeee', 'kk', 'ss', 'f', 'o', 'r']
Example 2 :
['a', 'h', 'i', 'l', 'n', 'oo', 'p', 'r', 'ttt', 'u', 'y']