Scabble Project in Py 3

Hi Team

I need some help with a project in Py 3. At the end of dictionary chapter is scrabble project. I have question regarding the last Task on it : “Make your defined dictionary that has upper case alphabets, handle lower case as well”

I can easily populate a new dictionary with lower case alphabets from the older dictionary, but is there a way that i can implement in dictionary comprehension where I could check my given alphabet to both upper and lower case using just one dictionary.
i mean i want to avoid generating another dictionary , just to cater to lower case scenario.

https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-python-3/projects/scrabble?action=resume_content_item

Thank you

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Hi, @rdb20 – Well, one way would be to make each key a tuple (“A”, “a”), (“B”, “b”), etc., but then you would need to modify score_word(), to poll the keys for the presence of the character: if letter in key:, etc.

What if you just convert inputs to upper case?

def scrabble_score(word):
    score = 0
    for letter in word.upper():
        score += scores(letter)

Thank you mtf. Loved the solution. That is fairly straightforward. :ok_hand:

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Hi Patrick

What does polling the keys means. Did you mean I should run a loop to check the word against both values in the key tuple?

@mtf’s solution is obviously the most straightforward approach.

I was under the impression that the problem was focused on modifying the dictionary. If that’s what you are trying to do, and you’re using tuples you can check like this:

def score_word(word):
    point_total = 0
    for letter in word:
        for key in letter_to_points:
            if letter in key:  # Just use "in"; no need to check tuple items separately
                point_total += letter_to_points[key]
    return point_total

Thank you Patrick. Two solutions is better than one. This seems easy too.
Thank you.

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