# Overview

Tuples are similar to lists where they are ordered, but unlike lists tuples are immutable. When you try to change a value in a tuple it will throw a type error. Similarly you cannot add or remove values either.

# Creating

To create a tuple you use parenthesis instead of square brackets and just provide it the values separated by commas.

`x = ('one','two','three')`
`x = tuple(('one','two','three'))`
`x = ('one',)print(x)>> ('one',)notTuple = ('one')print(notTuple)>> 'one'`

Like lists you can access values by using the index of the tuple.

`x = ('one','two','three')print(x)>> two`

# Updating Values

While it is true you cannot change the values in a tuple there is a work around. By converting the tuple into a list you, change the value and then converting it back into a tuple.

`x = ("one", "two", "three")tupleList = list(x)tupleList = "four"x = tuple(tupleList)print(x)>> ('one', 'four', 'three')`

# Delete Tuple

To delete the entire tuple you can use the del keyword.

`x = ('one', 'two', 'three')del xprint(x) # Will throw error because tuple doe snot exist anymore`

# Joining Tuples

To combine tuples you can use to + operator.

`tuple1 = ('one', 'two', 'three')tuple2 = ('four', 'five', 'six')tuple3 = tuple1 + tuple2print(tuple3)>> ('one', 'two', 'three', 'four', 'five', 'six')`

# Conclusion

Tuples can be considered lists that are immutable. You might want to use tuples over lists if you want to return multiple results from a function or you want to use keys in a dictionary.

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