Converting dictionary to JSON

    r = {'is_claimed': 'True', 'rating': 3.5}
    r = json.dumps(r)
    file.write(str(r['rating']))

I am not able to access my data in the JSON. What am I doing wrong?

    TypeError: string indices must be integers, not str

json.dumps() converts a dictionary to str object, not a json(dict) object! So you have to load your str into a dict to use it by using json.loads() method

See json.dumps() as a save method and json.loads() as a retrieve method.

This is the code sample which might help you understand it more:

    import json

    r = {'is_claimed': 'True', 'rating': 3.5}
    r = json.dumps(r)
    loaded_r = json.loads(r)
    loaded_r['rating'] #Output 3.5
    type(r) #Output str
    type(loaded_r) #Output dict

From: stackoverflow.com/q/26745519