Python dictionary fromkeys() Method

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Description

The method fromkeys() creates a new dictionary with keys from seq and values set to value.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for fromkeys() method:

dict.fromkeys(seq[, value]))

Parameters

  • seq -- This is the list of values which would be used for dictionary keys preparation.

  • value -- This is optional, if provided then value would be set to this value

Return Value

This method returns the list.

Example

The following example shows the usage of fromkeys() method.

#!/usr/bin/python

seq = ('name', 'age', 'sex')

dict = dict.fromkeys(seq)
print "New Dictionary : %s" %  str(dict)

dict = dict.fromkeys(seq, 10)
print "New Dictionary : %s" %  str(dict)

When we run above program, it produces following result:

New Dictionary : {'age': None, 'name': None, 'sex': None}
New Dictionary : {'age': 10, 'name': 10, 'sex': 10}



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