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12.9: Glossary

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    tuple:
    An immutable sequence of elements.
    tuple assignment:
    An assignment with a sequence on the right side and a tuple of variables on the left. The right side is evaluated and then its elements are assigned to the variables on the left.
    gather:
    An operation that collects multiple arguments into a tuple.
    scatter:
    An operation that makes a sequence behave like multiple arguments.
    zip object:
    The result of calling a built-in function zip; an object that iterates through a sequence of tuples.
    iterator:
    An object that can iterate through a sequence, but which does not provide list operators and methods.
    data structure:
    A collection of related values, often organized in lists, dictionaries, tuples, etc.
    shape error:
    An error caused because a value has the wrong shape; that is, the wrong type or size.

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