# Python | Decimal as_tuple() method

• Last Updated : 05 Sep, 2019

Decimal#as_tuple() : as_tuple() is a Decimal class method which returns named tuple representation of the Decimal value.

Syntax: Decimal.as_tuple()

Parameter: Decimal values

Return: tuple with values
– sign
– digits
– exponent

Code #1 : Example for as_tuple() method

 `# Python Program explaining ``# as_tuple() method`` ` `# loading decimal library``from` `decimal ``import` `*`` ` ` ` `# Initializing a decimal value``a ``=` `Decimal(``-``1``)`` ` `b ``=` `Decimal(``'0.142857'``)`` ` `# printing Decimal values``print` `(``"Decimal value a : "``, a)``print` `(``"Decimal value b : "``, b)`` ` ` ` `# Using Decimal.as_tuple() method``print` `(``"\n\nDecimal a with as_tuple() method : "``, a.as_tuple())`` ` `print` `(``"Decimal b with as_tuple() method : "``, b.as_tuple())`

Output :

```Decimal value a :  -1
Decimal value b :  0.142857

Decimal a with as_tuple() method :  DecimalTuple(sign=1, digits=(1, ), exponent=0)
Decimal b with as_tuple() method :  DecimalTuple(sign=0, digits=(1, 4, 2, 8, 5, 7), exponent=-6)

```

Code #2 : Example for as_tuple() method

 `# Python Program explaining ``# as_tuple() method`` ` `# loading decimal library``from` `decimal ``import` `*`` ` ` ` `# Initializing a decimal value``a ``=` `Decimal(``'-3.14'``)`` ` `b ``=` `Decimal(``'321e + 5'``)`` ` `# printing Decimal values``print` `(``"Decimal value a : "``, a)``print` `(``"Decimal value b : "``, b)`` ` ` ` `# Using Decimal.as_tuple() method``print` `(``"\n\nDecimal a with as_tuple() method : "``, a.as_tuple())`` ` `print` `(``"Decimal b with as_tuple() method : "``, b.as_tuple())`

Output :

```Decimal value a :  -3.14
Decimal value b :  3.21E+7

Decimal a with as_tuple() method :  DecimalTuple(sign=1, digits=(3, 1, 4), exponent=-2)
Decimal b with as_tuple() method :  DecimalTuple(sign=0, digits=(3, 2, 1), exponent=5)
```

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