Complex types: Summary
You’ve made it to the end of the second part of this series, so let’s summarize:
- Arrays, sets, tuples, and dictionaries let you store a group of items under a single value. They each do this in different ways, so which you use depends on the behavior you want.
- Arrays store items in the order you add them, and you access them using numerical positions.
- Sets store items without any order, so you can’t access them using numerical positions.
- Tuples are fixed in size, and you can attach names to each of their items. You can read items using numerical positions or using your names.
- Dictionaries store items according to a key, and you can read items using those keys.
- Enums are a way of grouping related values so you can use them without spelling mistakes.
- You can attach raw values to enums so they can be created from integers or strings, or you can add associated values to store additional information about each case.
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