Asked By – PKlumpp
I have a dictionary in Python, and what I want to do is get some values from it as a list, but I don’t know if this is supported by the implementation.
myDictionary.get('firstKey') # works fine myDictionary.get('firstKey','secondKey') # gives me a KeyError -> OK, get is not defined for multiple keys myDictionary['firstKey','secondKey'] # doesn't work either
Is there any way I can achieve this? In my example it looks easy, but let’s say I have a dictionary of 20 entries, and I want to get 5 keys. Is there any other way than doing the following?
myDictionary.get('firstKey') myDictionary.get('secondKey') myDictionary.get('thirdKey') myDictionary.get('fourthKey') myDictionary.get('fifthKey')
Now we will see solution for issue: How to get multiple dictionary values?
keys = ['firstKey', 'secondKey', 'thirdKey'] for key in keys: myDictionary.get(key)
or a list comprehension:
[myDictionary.get(key) for key in keys]