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  • Last Updated : 19 Sep, 2022
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Sometimes, while working with Python, we can have a problem in which we need to check if a variable is single or a record. This has applications in domains in which we need to restrict the type of data we work on. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed. 

Method #1: Using type() This inbuilt function can be used as shorthand to perform this task. It checks for the type of variable and can be employed to check tuple as well. 

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Check if variable is tuple
# using type()
 
# initialize tuple
test_tup = (4, 5, 6)
 
# printing original tuple
print("The original tuple : " + str(test_tup))
 
# Check if variable is tuple
# using type()
res = type(test_tup) is tuple
 
# printing result
print("Is variable tuple ? : " + str(res))

Output : 

The original tuple : (4, 5, 6)
Is variable tuple ? : True

Method #2: Using isinstance() 

Yet another function that can be employed to perform this task. It also returns true, in case the parent class of variable(if exists) is a tuple. 

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Check if variable is tuple
# using isinstance()
 
# initialize tuple
test_tup = (4, 5, 6)
 
# printing original tuple
print("The original tuple : " + str(test_tup))
 
# Check if variable is tuple
# using isinstance()
res = isinstance(test_tup, tuple)
 
# printing result
print("Is variable tuple ? : " + str(res))

Output : 

The original tuple : (4, 5, 6)
Is variable tuple ? : True

Method: Using list comprehension 

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test_tup = (4, 5, 6)
x=["true" if type(test_tup)==tuple else "false"]
print(x)

Output

['true']

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