[Python-ideas] namedtuple literals [Was: RE a new namedtuple]
rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 01:54:44 EDT 2017
On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 3:41 PM, David Mertz <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:
>> But most of the time you always have the same attributes in the same order
>> (think of reading a CSV for example), and this would be just a normal tuple,
>> but with custom names for the indexes.
> You apparently live in a halcyon world of data cleanliness where CSV data is
> so well behaved.
> In my world, I more typically deal with stuff like
> I'm likely to define different namedtuples for dealing with this:
> NameSalAge = namedtuple('NSA','name salary age')
> NameAgeSal = namedtuple('NAS','name age salary')
> Then later, indeed, I might ask:
> if employee1.salary == employee2.salary: ...
> And this would work even though I got the data from the different formats.
Then you want csv.DictReader and dictionary lookups.
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