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# Python: Create a new list taking specific elements from a tuple and convert a string value to integer

## Python map: Exercise-9 with Solution

Write a Python program to create a new list taking specific elements from a tuple and convert a string value to an integer.

Sample Solution:

Python Code :

``````student_data  = [('Alberto Franco','15/05/2002','35kg'), ('Gino Mcneill','17/05/2002','37kg'), ('Ryan Parkes','16/02/1999', '39kg'), ('Eesha Hinton','25/09/1998', '35kg')]
print("Original data:")
print(student_data)
students_data_name = list(map(lambda x:x, student_data))
students_data_dob = list(map(lambda x:x, student_data))
students_data_weight = list(map(lambda x:int(x[:-2]), student_data))
print("\nStudent name:")
print(students_data_name)
print("Student name:")
print(students_data_dob)
print("Student weight:")
print(students_data_weight)
``````

Sample Output:

```Original data:
[('Alberto Franco', '15/05/2002', '35kg'), ('Gino Mcneill', '17/05/2002', '37kg'), ('Ryan Parkes', '16/02/1999', '39kg'), ('Eesha Hinton', '25/09/1998', '35kg')]

Student name:
['Alberto Franco', 'Gino Mcneill', 'Ryan Parkes', 'Eesha Hinton']
Student name:
['15/05/2002', '17/05/2002', '16/02/1999', '25/09/1998']
Student weight:
[35, 37, 39, 35]
```

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## Python: Tips of the Day

Kwargs:

**kwargs and *args are function arguments that can be very useful.

They are quite underused and often under-understood as well.

Let's try to explain what kwargs are and how to use them.

• While *args are used to pass arguments at an unknown amount to functions, **kwargs are used to do the same but with named arguments.
• So, if *args is a list being passed as an argument, you can think of **kwargs as a dictionary that's being passed as an argument to a function.
• You can use arguments as you wish as long as you follow the correct order which is: arg1, arg2, *args, **kwargs. It's okay to use only one of those but you can't mix the order, for instance, you can't have: function(**kwargs, arg1), that'd be a major faux pas in Python.
• Another example: You can do function(*args,**kwargs) since it follows the correct order.
• Here is an example. Let's say satelites are given with their names and weight in tons in dictionary format. Code prints their weight as kilograms along with their names.
```def payloads(**kwargs):
for key, value in kwargs.items():
print( key+" |||", float(value)*100)
payloads(NavSat1 = '2.5', BaysatG2 = '4')
```

Output:

```NavSat1 ||| 250.0
BaysatG2 ||| 400.0```

Since the function above would work for any number of dictionary keys, **kwargs makes perfect sense rather than passing arguments with a fixed amount.

```def payloads(**kwargs):
for key, value in kwargs.items():
print( key+" |||", float(value)*100)

sats={"Tx211":"3", "V1":"0.50"}
```Tx211 ||| 300.0