FAQ: Creating Dictionaries - Review

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My solution is below. I found Step 5 really odd in this–it didn’t seem to build on top of steps 1-4 in any practical way, other than just another manipulation of lists. As a result, it took me a solid 10-15 minutes for what is actually a VERY simple step.

My hint for step five is take it very literally, you’re just defining a basic key:value i.e. “The Best Songs” : plays, …

songs = ["Like a Rolling Stone", "Satisfaction", "Imagine", "What's Going On", "Respect", "Good Vibrations"]
playcounts = [78, 29, 44, 21, 89, 5]

plays = {key:value for key, value in zip(songs, playcounts)}


plays["Purple Haze"] = 1
plays["Respect"] =  94


library = {"The Best Songs": plays, "Sunday Feelings":{} }


Did anyone else experience this issue: you do exactly what the solution gives, yet it throws errors back at you?