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Python for Basic Data Analysis

Start your data science journey with Python. Learn practical Python programming skills for basic data manipulation and analysis.

What are Arbitrary Keyword Arguments (**kwargs)?

**kwargs works the same as *args buy instead of accepting positional arguments, it accepts keyword arguments such as those from a dictionary (i.e. a dictionary of arguments).

Once again, the important thing here is the function of the unpacking operator (**) which is basically the same as the single asterisk but for dictionaries.

To sum up Arbitrary Arguments:

  • use a single asterisk (*) to unpack iterables
  • and use 2 asterisks (**) to unpack dictionaries

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Use the function above to print the items in the dictionary below:
dict = {"First Name":"John", "Last Name":"Wick","Nickname":"Jojo", "Middle Name":"Candle"}