T. L - 6 months ago 29

Python Question

I am trying to create a function that returns a dictionary with keys "even" and "odd" and an array of the even & odd values from a range. Here's my codes:

`def dictionary_even_odd(x, y):`

d = {}

for i in range(x, y+1):

if i % 2 == 0:

d[even].append(i)

else:

d[odd].append(i)

return d

However, I get an error message "NameError: global name 'odd' is not defined".

Can anyone points out how to fix these codes? I would really appreciate it!!

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! It worked after I defined the key names at the beginning.

Answer

you need to use defaultdict from collections, and need key of string 'even' and 'odd'

```
import collections
def dictionary_even_odd(x, y):
d = collections.defaultdict(list)
for i in range(x, y+1):
if i % 2 == 0:
d['even'].append(i)
else:
d['odd'].append(i)
return d
```