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11. Data Structures, Objects, and Classes

Thomas Mailund1  
Aarhus N, Denmark

Until now, we have used basic Python data structures, such as dictionaries, tuples, and lists. These are excellent ways of representing data, but they are also primitive, and it can get challenging to rely on only these if you need to work with complex data—or even with not so complex data.

Let’s say we have some medical data we need to work on, where for each patient, we have several measurements. For this example, we make it simple and say that we have a name, a height, and a weight for ...

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