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Python Dictionary And Its Uses

Dictionary in Python

  • Dictionary is a collection of heterogeneous values with key-value pairs.
  • Each key in a dictionary must be unique and immutable and values can be mutable.
  • Dictionaries are defined using curly braces ‘{}’, with key-value pairs separated by colons ‘:’.

why Key Will be Unique ?

Because Dictionaries are typically implemented using hash tables, which rely on a hash function to compute index of each key-value pair in an underlying array.If keys were not unique, It would be impossible to retrieve data when multiple values associated with same key.


my_dict = {‘apple’:3, ‘banana’:2, ‘orange’:4}


# Dictionary representing information about a person

1.person_info = {
“name”: “Raju”,
“age”: 30,
“languages”: [“Python”, “JavaScript”, “Java”],

# Accessing values using keys

print(“Name:”, person_info[“name”])
print(“Age:”, person_info[“age”])

Output :

Name: Raju
Age: 30
Languages: Python

Real time Examples

Storing User Information in a Web Application: In a web application, you might store user information such as username, email, password, etc., in a dictionary where the keys represent the attributes of the user.

Storing Metadata for Files: Dictionaries can be used to store metadata for files such as file names, sizes, types,and modification dates.
Representing a Database Record: When working with databases, you might represent a database record as a dictionary where keys correspond to column names and values correspond to column values.

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