Convert a python dict to a string and back Convert a python dict to a string and back python python

Convert a python dict to a string and back


The json module is a good solution here. It has the advantages over pickle that it only produces plain text output, and is cross-platform and cross-version.

import jsonjson.dumps(dict)


If your dictionary isn't too big maybe str + eval can do the work:

dict1 = {'one':1, 'two':2, 'three': {'three.1': 3.1, 'three.2': 3.2 }}str1 = str(dict1)dict2 = eval(str1)print dict1==dict2

You can use ast.literal_eval instead of eval for additional security if the source is untrusted.


I use json:

import json# convert to stringinput = json.dumps({'id': id })# load to dictmy_dict = json.loads(input) 


matomo