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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')

Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
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Damian Reply
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Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
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are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
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what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
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SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
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types of nano material
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I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
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