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Difference between list and tuple in Python | Basics

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The difference between list and tuple is list is dynamic, whereas the tuple has static characteristics in Python.

Lists are a useful tool for preserving a sequence of data and further iterating over it and the tuple is faster than the list because of static in nature.

List Syntax

list_data = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e']

Tuple Syntax

tuple_data = ('a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f')

Tabular format difference between list and tuple in Python

The table below includes the basic difference

1Lists are mutableTuples are immutable
2The implication of iterations is Time-consumingThe implication of iterations is comparatively Faster
3The list is better for performing operations, such as insertion and deletion.Tuple data type is appropriate for accessing the elements
4Lists consume more memoryTuple consume less memory as compared to the list
5Lists have several built-in methodsTuple does not have many built-in methods.
6The unexpected changes and errors are more likely to occurIn tuple, it is hard to take place.

Do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this Python difference topic.

Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3.3 (Community Edition)

Windows 10

Python 3.10.1

All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.

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