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I have key,value data where each record is in a Python string. An example record looks like this:

record = {
    'first_name': 'john',
    'last_name': 'doe',
    'age': '50',
}

To encode this into a neural net, I would like to firs have this data as a string vector. A sample output is like this:

"first_name john last_name doe age 50"

How can I make this transformation?

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  • $\begingroup$ Does first_name, last_name, age come in order as you wrote or it can be in any order, like "last_name doe age 50 first_name john"? $\endgroup$ – Ankit Seth Jul 15 '18 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ @AnkitSeth the representation which I wrote is one of the possible views of the record since Python dictionary's key/value pairs are unordered. $\endgroup$ – Bruno Lubascher Jul 15 '18 at 13:44
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If you want output in any order, do this-

>>> string_vector = ''
>>> for k,v in record.items():
        string_vector += k + ' ' + v + ' '

>>> string_vector = string_vector.rstrip(' ')
>>> string_vector 
'first_name john last_name doe age 50'
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