[newbie] troubles with tuples

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Feb 3 22:52:18 CET 2014


On 2/3/2014 11:50 AM, Jean Dupont wrote:
> I'm looking at the way to address tuples
> e.g.
> tup2 = (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 );
>
> As I found out indices start with 0 in Python, so
> tup2[0] gives me 1, the first element in the tuple as expected
> tup2[1] gives me 2, the second element in the tuple as expected
> now here comes what surprises me:
> tup2[0:1] does not give me the expected (1,2) but (2,)
>
> what is the reason for this and how then should one get the first and the second element of a tuple? Or the 3rd until the 5th?
>
> thanks in advance and kind regards,

This should be covered in the tutorial, which you should read if you 
have not already.

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy




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