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Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids (Second Edition)

By : Daniel Leonard Bates
Book Image

Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids (Second Edition)

By: Daniel Leonard Bates

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Making mischief

So, we have random phrases being displayed, but what if we now want to make them less random? What if you want to show your program to a friend, but make sure that it only ever says nice things about you, or bad things about them? In this section, we'll extend the program to do just that.


The first thing we're going to do is replace one of our lists with a dictionary. A dictionary in Python uses one piece of information (a number, some text, or almost anything else) to search for another. This is a lot like the dictionaries you might be used to, where you use a word to search for its meaning. In Python, we say that we use a key to look for a value.

We're going to turn our adjectives list into a dictionary. The keys will be the existing descriptive words, and the values will be tags that tell us what sort of descriptive words they are. Each adjective will be "good" or "bad".

My adjectives list becomes the following dictionary. Make similar changes to yours.