How can I fix the error & ldquo; impossible to erase type: 'list' & rdquo; trying to make a dictionary of lists?

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I'm trying to make a dictionary of lists. The input I am using looks like this:

4
1: 25
2: 20 25 28
3: 27 32 37
4: 22

Where 4 is the amount of lines that will be outputted in that format. The first thing I did was remove the "#: " format and simply kept each line like so:

['25']
['20','25','28']
['27','32','37']
['22']

So finally the goal was to take those values and put them into a dictionary with their assigned value in the dictionary being the length of how many numbers they held.

So I wanted the dictionary to look like this:

['25'] : 1
['20','25','28'] : 3
['27','32','37'] : 3
['22'] : 1

However, when I tried to code the program, I got the error:

TypeError: unhashable type: 'list'

Here is my code:

def findPairs(people):
    pairs = {}
    for person in range(people):
        data = raw_input()

        #Remove the "#: " in each line and format numbers into ['1','2','3']
        data = (data[len(str(person))+2:]).split()
        options = len(data)

        pairs.update({data:options})

    print(pairs)
findPairs(input())

Does anyone know how I can fix this and create my dictionary?


list is an unhashable type, you need to convert it into tuple before using it as a key in dictionary:

>>> lst = [['25'], ['20','25','28'], ['27','32','37'], ['22']]
>>> print dict((tuple(l), len(l)) for l in lst)
{('20', '25', '28'): 3, ('22',): 1, ('25',): 1, ('27', '32', '37'): 3}