I am trying to take data from a csv and create a count from the medicine column.
Sample data of csv looks like:
name medicine age address
molly tylenol 21 1203
tyler advil 19 1008
bob tylenol 41 192
sara alieve 22 202
How would I take in each row and start a key value pair of medicine , if it does not already exist, with the medicine as the key and the value as the count. So if the same medicine is used in the next row, it will just increase the count and not create a duplicate key.
CSV.foreach(my_file, headers: true) do |row| # psuedocode # if row's medicine value does not exist, create a hash with the count e.g. tylenol: 1 # if row's medicine value does exist (has_key?), update the count in the matching existing key e.g. tylenol: 2 end