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(SOLVED) Python Coding Project: Longest word

Hello! Can somebody help me with this task? I cannot get the solution ☹️ Given a text as input, find and output the longest word. Sample Input this is an awesome text Sample Output awesome

7th Jul 2021, 9:56 AM
🇺🇦 GUMBALL 🇺🇦 [Dead account]
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Gᑌᗰᗷᗩᒪᒪ , you have already completed nearly 60% of the python core tutorial. so you have learned everything you need to solve this task by yourself. here some hints: ▪︎ take an input string and store it in a variable ▪︎split the string to individual words, this will result in a list ▪︎create variables that can hold a string and the corresponding length of the string and initialize them (1) ▪︎use a for loop to iterate through the list of words ▪︎get length of each word that is given in the loop variable ▪︎if length of current word is longer than the ones stored in the variable put new longest word and length in variables ▪︎after loop is finished you can output the variable that contains the longest word (1) instead of using 2 variables you can use a list to store the word and the corresponding length.
7th Jul 2021, 10:48 AM
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Calvin Thomas Thank you, didn't knew about max() key parameter.
8th Jul 2021, 11:42 AM
🇺🇦 GUMBALL 🇺🇦 [Dead account]
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I'm not sure why people enjoy using complex codes to explain concepts to beginners. No disrespect to you, Calvin, but #2 up there only complicates issues for a newbie. Pythonic principles state that SIMPLE IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN COMPLEX!! 😁 word = "This is an awesome text" longest_word = "" splitted = word.split() for word in splitted: if (len(word)) > len(longest_word): longest_word = word print(longest_word) If you're getting input from a user, then simply save it into a variable like 'word' above and use it.
9th Jul 2021, 12:45 AM
Chuks AJ
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Lothar Thank you so much, I'm so glad you helped me 😊 Yes, I know I've completed 60% of course and know everything I need, I just tried to write normal code for, like, 20 minutes, I tried to remember all kind of things I know, but no result. Maybe, I was just bored, tired or lazy. Anyways, thanks for you feedback 😃
7th Jul 2021, 12:53 PM
🇺🇦 GUMBALL 🇺🇦 [Dead account]
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Chuks AJ I don't know why I'm answering after 6 months, but late is better than never. I'm not beginner 😅 And I was not beginner back then too 😅😅 I just didn't practice for a VERY long time.
8th Jan 2022, 11:03 AM
🇺🇦 GUMBALL 🇺🇦 [Dead account]
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Abhay Almost nothing
7th Jul 2021, 12:54 PM
🇺🇦 GUMBALL 🇺🇦 [Dead account]
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Here is the code that I came up with intuitively. But, is putting a for loop inside an if statement "pythonic", or does it have problems ? txt = input() text = txt.split(" ") for w in text : if len(w) == max(len(w) for w in text) : print (w)
17th Jul 2022, 3:48 PM
Nicolas Leonetti
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What code you have written so far ?
7th Jul 2021, 10:06 AM
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Nicolas Leonetti I think everything is ok with your code, just put a "break" after "print(w)", so it doesn't do necessary comparations
17th Jul 2022, 4:13 PM
🇺🇦 GUMBALL 🇺🇦 [Dead account]
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Nikolaas Brems actually pretty interesting 🤔
13th Oct 2022, 7:41 PM
🇺🇦 GUMBALL 🇺🇦 [Dead account]
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txt = input('Yor text: ') #your code goes here w = txt.split(' ') w.sort(key=len) print(w[-1])
19th Sep 2022, 2:08 AM
Abdulfattah Alhazmi
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Indeed ! Thanks for the advice !
17th Jul 2022, 4:32 PM
Nicolas Leonetti
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I'm very proud i solved this one on my own, but after reading this page, I felt stupid. Seems I have a tendency to make stuff needlessly complicated... Here's what I came up with: txt = input() WordLengthDict = {} WordLength = [] words = txt.split() for word in words: WordLengthDict [len(word)] = word WordLength.append(len(word)) Longest = max(WordLength) LongestWord = WordLengthDict.get(int(Longest)) print(LongestWord) It works, but it's far from elegant xD
13th Oct 2022, 7:40 PM
Nikolaas Brems
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This is what I did txt = input() splitted = txt.split() longest_word = [word for word in splitted if (len(word) == max(len(word) for word in splitted)) ] print("".join(longest_word))
5th Sep 2022, 8:55 AM
Dukeson Ehigboria O
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I solved this problem in this way: txt = input() result = sorted(txt.split(' '), key=len) print(result[-1])
23rd Jan 2023, 1:15 PM
Олег Финютин
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My way: for whom has basic knowledge txt = input() splitted = txt.split(' ') txt_len=[] for word in splitted : txt_len.append(len(word)) print(splitted[txt_len.index(max(txt_len))])
2nd Apr 2024, 9:13 AM
Mohammed Mahdy