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Switch Case in Python (Replacement)

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 19 Aug, 2021
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What is the replacement of Switch Case in Python?

Unlike every other programming language we have used before, Python does not have a switch or case statement. To get around this fact, we use dictionary mapping.


# Function to convert number into string
# Switcher is dictionary data type here
def numbers_to_strings(argument):
    switcher = {
        0: "zero",
        1: "one",
        2: "two",
    # get() method of dictionary data type returns
    # value of passed argument if it is present
    # in dictionary otherwise second argument will
    # be assigned as default value of passed argument
    return switcher.get(argument, "nothing")
# Driver program
if __name__ == "__main__":
    print (numbers_to_strings(argument))

This code is analogous to the given code in C++ : 


using namespace std;
// Function to convert number into string
string numbers_to_strings(int argument){
    switch(argument) {
        case 0:
            return "zero";
        case 1:
            return "one";
        case 2:
            return "two";
            return "nothing";
// Driver program
int main()
    int argument = 0;
    cout << numbers_to_strings(argument);
    return 0;



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