FAQ: Code Challenge: Dictionaries - Frequency Count


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I did it with two for loops:

def frequency_dictionary(words):
dictionary = {}
for word in words:
dictionary[word] = 0
for word in words:
dictionary[word] += 1
return dictionary


I did it with two for loops: https://gist.github.com/codecademydev/3a26efe9d5162100f83173a8e326fc67


This is how I did it. I think it’s a lot more intuitive than the provided solution:

def frequency_dictionary(words):
frequency = {}
for word in words:
if word in frequency:
frequency[word] += 1
frequency[word] = 1
return frequency