Python Dictionary Methods

Python Dictionary Methods

This article lists and describes all of the Python Dictionary methods. Find out the purpose & the usage of each of these methods with the help of examples.

Python Dictionary Methods

A number of methods can be applied to Python Dictionaries for performing a number of operations on the dictionary items (key, value pairs) and the dictionary itself. These methods are listed below and a single line description is given for each of these methods. The titles of all of these methods are linked with their corresponding detailed tutorials. You can go to these articles to learn the usage and working of each of these methods in detail with the help of illustrative examples.

Python Dictionary clear()

It removes all of the dictionary items.


Python Dictionary copy()

This method returns a copy of the dictionary.


Python Dictionary fromkeys()

Generates a new dictionary from a given sequence.


Python Dictionary get()

It returns the value of a particular key in the dictionary.


Python Dictionary items()

Returns a collection object containing tuples of the key, value pair items of the dictionary.


Python Dictionary keys()

Returns the dict_keys view object that contains only the list of the dictionary keys.


Python Dictionary pop()

Returns and removes the item with a particular key.


Python Dictionary popitem()

Returns and removes:

  • a random arbitrary item (Python Version < 3.7)
  • the last inserted item (Python Version >= 3.7)

Python Dictionary setdefault()

Returns value for a particular key, if the key exists in the dictionary, and if it does not exist, inserts a new item with that key & return its value.


Python Dictionary update()

Updates a dictionary by adding new items from another dictionary or key, value pairs based iterable.


Python Dictionary values()

Returns the dict_values view object that contains only the list of the dictionary values.


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