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Tuple in python is one of the streaming datasets. The other streaming datasets are List and Dictionary. Operations that you can perform on it are shown here for your reference. Writing tuple is easy. It has values of comma separated, and enclosed with parenthesis '()'. The values in the tuple are immutable, which means you cannot replace with new values. #1. How to create a tuple Code: Tuple example my_tuple=(1,2,3,4,5) print(my_tuple) Output: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) ** Process exited - Return Code: 0 ** Press Enter to exit terminal #2. How to read tuple values Code: print(my_tuple[0]) Output: 1 ** Process exited - Return Code: 0 ** Press Enter to exit terminal #3. How to add two tuples Code: a=(1,6,7,8) c=(3,4,5,6,7,8) d=print(a+c) Output: (1, 6, 7, 8, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) ** Process exited - Return Code: 0 ** Press Enter to exit terminal #4.  How to count tuple values Here the count is not counting values; count the repetition of a given value. Code: sample=(1, 6, 7, 8, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Sets Vs Lists Python Programmer Tips

Sets Vs Lists Python Programmer Tips


Sets are only useful when trying to ensure unique items are preserved. Before sets were available, it was common to process items and check if they exist in a list (or dictionary) before adding them.

List example


Here unique is an empty list. Every time I compare with this list, and if it is not duplicated then the input item will append to the unique list. 

>>> unique = [] 
>>> for name in ['srini', 'srini', 'rao', 'srini']:
 ... if name not in unique: 
... unique.append(name) 
... >>> unique ['srini', 'rao']


There is no need to do this when using sets. Instead of appending you add to a set:

Set example


>>> for name in ['srini', 'srini', 'rao', 'srini']:
... unique.add(name) 
... 
>>> unique {'srini', 'rao'}


Just like tuples and lists, interacting with sets have some differences on how to access their items. You can't index them like lists and tuples, but you can iterate over them without issues. 


The only reason I use sets is to ensure there aren't any duplicates. If that is not needed, a list is preferable.


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