Finding out about dict methods

Dictionaries come with built-in methods that allow you to perform the following tasks:

• Retrieve items from dicts by using items(), keys(), and values() methods.

• Use dicts in loops with iterkeys(), itervalues(), and iteritems() methods.

• Test whether a key is in a dict by using the in keyword.

• Delete items from dicts by using the del keyword and the popitem() and pop() methods.

• Make shallow copies of dicts by using the copy() method.

• Add items to dicts by using the setdefault() method.

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