defaultdict type is a dictionary-like data structure provided by the Python standard library in a module called
collections. The class inherits from
dict, and its main added functionality is to supply default values for missing keys. In this course, you’ve learned how to use the Python
defaultdict type for handling the missing keys in a dictionary.
You’re now able to:
- Create and use a Python
defaultdictto handle missing keys
- Solve real-world problems related to grouping, counting, and accumulating operations
- Know the implementation differences between
- Decide when and why to use a Python
defaultdictrather than a standard
Congratulations, you made it to the end of the course! What’s your #1 takeaway or favorite thing you learned? How are you going to put your newfound skills to use? Leave a comment in the discussion section and let us know.