Nope Nope - 1 year ago 94
Python Question

Is there a fast way to generate a dict of the alphabet in Python?

I want to generate a dict with the letters of the alphabet as the keys, something like

letter_count = {'a': 0, 'b': 0, 'c': 0}

what would be a fast way of generating that dict, rather than me having to type it in?

Thanks for your help.


Thanks everyone for your solutions :)

solution is probably the shortest

Also, thanks for reminding me about the Python string module.

Answer Source

I find this solution more elegant:

import string
d = dict.fromkeys(string.ascii_lowercase, 0)
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