How to print a dictionary line by line in Python?


Question

This is the dictionary

cars = {'A':{'speed':70,
        'color':2},
        'B':{'speed':60,
        'color':3}}

Using this for loop

for keys,values in cars.items():
    print(keys)
    print(values)

It prints the following:

B
{'color': 3, 'speed': 60}
A
{'color': 2, 'speed': 70}

But I want the program to print it like this:

B
color : 3
speed : 60
A
color : 2
speed : 70

I just started learning dictionaries so I'm not sure how to do this.

1
137
4/3/2013 11:10:57 AM

Accepted Answer

for x in cars:
    print (x)
    for y in cars[x]:
        print (y,':',cars[x][y])

output:

A
color : 2
speed : 70
B
color : 3
speed : 60
122
4/3/2013 11:26:25 AM

You could use the json module for this. The dumps function in this module converts a JSON object into a properly formatted string which you can then print.

import json

cars = {'A':{'speed':70, 'color':2},
        'B':{'speed':60, 'color':3}}

print(json.dumps(cars, indent = 4))

The output looks like

{
    "A": {
        "color": 2,
        "speed": 70
    },
    "B": {
        "color": 3,
        "speed": 60
    }
}

The documentation also specifies a bunch of useful options for this method.


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