Tuples are immutable objects. However, sometimes, we might need to sort a tuple. In this article, we will discuss different ways to sort a tuple in Python.

## Sort a Tuple Using The sort() Method

Tuples in Python are immutable and we cannot sort a tuple directly. However, we can use a list to create a sorted tuple from a given tuple. For this, we will use the following steps.

- First, we will convert the tuple into a list using the
`list()`

function. The`list()`

function takes the tuple as its input argument and returns a list with the same elements as the tuple. - Once we get the list, we will sort it using the
`sort()`

method. The`sort()`

method, when invoked on a list, sorts the list in ascending order. - After sorting the list, we will convert it into a tuple. For this, we will use the
`tuple()`

function. The`tuple()`

function takes the sorted list as its input argument and returns a sorted tuple.

Using the above steps, we can sort a tuple in Python. You can observe this in the following example.

```
myTuple=(11,2,44,21,15,4,23,12)
myList=list(myTuple)
myList.sort()
output=tuple(myList)
print("The original tuple is:")
print(myTuple)
print("The sorted tuple is:")
print(output)
```

Output:

```
The original tuple is:
(11, 2, 44, 21, 15, 4, 23, 12)
The sorted tuple is:
(2, 4, 11, 12, 15, 21, 23, 44)
```

To sort the tuple in descending order, you can set the `reverse`

parameter to True in the `sort()`

method. After this, the `sort()`

method sorts the list in descending order. Hence, we get the output tuple sorted in descending order. You can observe this in the following example.

```
myTuple=(11,2,44,21,15,4,23,12)
myList=list(myTuple)
myList.sort(reverse=True)
output=tuple(myList)
print("The original tuple is:")
print(myTuple)
print("The sorted tuple is:")
print(output)
```

Output:

```
The original tuple is:
(11, 2, 44, 21, 15, 4, 23, 12)
The sorted tuple is:
(44, 23, 21, 15, 12, 11, 4, 2)
```

## Sort a Tuple Using The sorted() Function

To sort a tuple in Python, we can also use the `sorted()`

function. The `sorted()`

function takes the tuple as its input argument and returns a list containing all the elements of the tuple in sorted order. Once we get the list, we can convert it into a tuple using the `tuple()`

function. The `tuple()`

function takes the sorted list as its input argument and returns the sorted tuple. You can observe this in the following example.

```
myTuple=(11,2,44,21,15,4,23,12)
sorted_list=sorted(myTuple)
output=tuple(sorted_list)
print("The original tuple is:")
print(myTuple)
print("The sorted tuple is:")
print(output)
```

Output:

```
The original tuple is:
(11, 2, 44, 21, 15, 4, 23, 12)
The sorted tuple is:
(2, 4, 11, 12, 15, 21, 23, 44)
```

In the above example, the output tuple contains the elements in ascending order. You can also sort the tuple in descending order. For this, you can set the `reverse`

parameter to True in the `sorted()`

function as shown below.

```
myTuple=(11,2,44,21,15,4,23,12)
sorted_list=sorted(myTuple, reverse=True)
output=tuple(sorted_list)
print("The original tuple is:")
print(myTuple)
print("The sorted tuple is:")
print(output)
```

Output:

```
The original tuple is:
(11, 2, 44, 21, 15, 4, 23, 12)
The sorted tuple is:
(44, 23, 21, 15, 12, 11, 4, 2)
```

## Conclusion

In this article, we discussed ways to sort a tuple in Python. To learn more about Python programming, you can read this article on how to find the max value of a list in Python. You might also like this article on the pandas where method.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article. Stay tuned for more informative articles.

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