Please provide a better explanation of tuples and dictionaries
msirenef at lightbird.net
Wed Jan 30 04:51:40 CET 2013
On 01/29/2013 09:55 PM, Daniel W. Rouse Jr. wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have recently started learning Python (2.7.3) but need a better
explanation of how to use tuples and dictionaries.
> I am currently using "Learning Python" by Mark Lutz and David Ascher,
published by O'Reilly (ISBN 1-56592-464-9)--but I find the explanations
insufficient and the number of examples to be sparse. I do understand
some ANSI C programming in addition to Python (and the book often
wanders off into a comparison of C and Python in its numerous
footnotes), but I need a better real-world example of how tuples and
dictionaries are being used in actual Python code.
> Any recommendations of a better book that doesn't try to write such
compact and clever code for a learning book? Or, can an anyone provide
an example of more than a three-line example of a tuple or dictionary?
> The purpose of my learning Python in this case is not for enterprise
level or web-based application level testing at this point. I initially
intend to use it for Software QA Test Automation purposes.
> Thanks in advance for any replies.
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