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This module will expand your knowledge of tuples by teaching you about nesting tuples within other tuples.

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Preface

This module is one in a collection of modules on Python designed for teaching ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages: Python at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.

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Figures

  • Figure 1 . Output from the code in Listing 1.
  • Figure 2 . Output from the code in Listing 2.
  • Figure 3 . Output from the code in Listing 3.
  • Figure 4 . Output from the code in Listing 4.
  • Figure 5 . Visualization of the tuples

Listings

Introduction

Previous modules have introduced you to lists, subscriptions, sequences, mutable sequences, mappings, slicings, and tuples.

The earlier module titled Itse1359-1100-Indexing and Slicing Tuples showed you:

  • How to create a tuple.
  • How to access a tuple item using indexing.
  • How to slice a tuple.

This module will expand your knowledge of tuples by teaching you about nesting tuples within other tuples.

What is a tuple ?

To briefly repeat part of what you learned in the earlier module, a tuple is like a list whose values cannot be modified. In other words, a tuple is immutable.

  • Tuples are normally written as a sequence of items contained in (optional) matching parentheses.
  • A tuple is an immutable sequence.
  • Items in a tuple are accessed using a numeric index.

Tuples can contain other compound objects, including lists, dictionaries, and other tuples. Hence, tuples can be nested inside of other tuples.

Sample program

Listing 4 shows a complete listing of a Python program that

  • Creates two tuples.
  • Nests them in a third tuple.
  • Determines the length (number of items) in the tuple containing the two nested tuples.
  • Prints various items of information along the way.

A visualization of the tuples in this program is provided in Figure 5 .

Create two tuples

The beginning of the program is shown in Listing 1 .

Listing 1 . Beginning of the program.
# Illustrates creating and displaying nested tuples #--------------------------------------------------print("Create/print one tuple") t1 = 1,2print(t1) print("Create/print another tuple")t2 = "a","b" print(t2)

The code in Listing 1 creates and displays the two tuples.

Figure 1 shows the output produced by the code fragment in Listing 1 .

Figure 1 . Output from the code in Listing 1.
Create/print one tuple (1, 2)Create/print another tuple ('a', 'b')

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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
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