daydreamer daydreamer - 1 month ago 8
Python Question

Python : AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'append'

My program looks like

# global
item_to_bucket_list_map = {}

def fill_item_bucket_map(items, buckets):
global item_to_bucket_list_map

for i in range(1, items + 1):
j = 1
while i * j <= buckets:
if j == 1:
item_to_bucket_list_map[i] = [j]
else:
item_to_bucket_list_map[i] = (item_to_bucket_list_map.get(i)).append(j)
j += 1
print "Item=%s, bucket=%s" % (i, item_to_bucket_list_map.get(i))


if __name__ == "__main__":
buckets = 100
items = 100
fill_item_bucket_map(items, buckets)


When I run this, it throws me

AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'append'


Not sure why this would happen? When I am already creating a list at start of each
j

Answer

Actually you stored None here: append() changes the list in place and returns None

 item_to_bucket_list_map[i] = (item_to_bucket_list_map.get(i)).append(j)

example:

In [42]: lis = [1,2,3]

In [43]: print lis.append(4)
None

In [44]: lis
Out[44]: [1, 2, 3, 4]
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