A tuple object is generally used to define a data structure with comma separated field values put in parentheses. Value of each field is identified by index in tuple.
>>> student=(1,"Ravi",23, 546) >>> rollno=student >>> name=student >>> age=student >>> marks=student >>> print (rollno, name, age, marks) 1 Ravi 23 546
Named tuple is defined with field names specified in its definition. namedtuple() factory function allows creation of tuple with name fields. Field values can now be accessed by name in addition to index. The function is defined in collections module
>>> from collections import namedtuple
>>> student=namedtuple('student', ('rollno, name, age, marks')) >>> s1=student(1,"Ravi", 23, 546) >>> s1 student(rollno=1, name='Ravi', age=23, marks=546) >>> s1.rollno 1 >>> s1.name 'Ravi' >>> s1.age 23 >>> s1.marks 546