Formatting with multiple data items in a tuple

To include multiple pieces of data in a string, you use multiple formatting codes and pass the arguments in a tuple (that is, inside parentheses, with the values separated by commas; see Chapters 3 and 8 for a refresher on tuples).

This section works with line 4 of the following code, which calculates and prints a table of powers:

print "%2s %5s %12s" % ('x', 'x**2', 'x**x')

To insert multiple data items into a string, follow these steps:

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