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# Returning multiple values from a function in Python

schedule Mar 5, 2023
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We can return multiple values from a function in Python by simply comma separating the values we would like to return.

# Examples

## Return two values

``` def my_func(): return 1, 2my_func() (1, 2) ```

We return the two values in a tuple.

## Return as list

We can alternatively return the multiple values in a list:

``` def my_func(): return [1, 2]my_func() [1, 2] ```

## Unpacking

To unpack the returned values into variables:

``` a, b = my_func()print(a)print(b) 12 ```

We can see that 1 gets stored to variable `a`, and 2 gets stored to variable `b`.

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