Is there a simple way to make a named tuple from a `Dict{Symbol, T}`

?

# How to make a named tuple from a dictionary?

**mauro3**#2

There should be an easier way, but this works:

```
julia> NamedTuple{tuple(keys(di)...), Tuple{typeof.(collect(values(di)))...,}}((values(di)...,))
(a = 1, b = 5.6)```
```

```
dictkeys(d::Dict) = (collect(keys(d))...,)
dictvalues(d::Dict) = (collect(values(d))...,)
namedtuple(d::Dict{Symbol,T}) where {T} =
NamedTuple{dictkeys(d)}(dictvalues(d))
dictionary = Dict(:a => 5, :b => 6, :c => 7)
Dict{Symbol,Int64} with 3 entries:
:a => 5
:b => 6
:c => 7
namedtuple(dictionary)
(a = 5, b = 6, c = 7)
dictionary = Dict(:a => 5, :b => 6.0, :c => "7")
Dict{Symbol,Any} with 3 entries:
:a => 5
:b => 6.0
:c => "7"
namedtuple(dictionary)
(a = 5, b = 6.0, c = "7")
```

**mohamed82008**#4

Thanks @mauro3 and @JeffreySarnoff for the replies, it would be nice of you to make a PR!

**Tamas_Papp**#6

```
julia> d = Dict(:a => 1, :b => 2)
Dict{Symbol,Int64} with 2 entries:
:a => 1
:b => 2
julia> NamedTuple{Tuple(keys(d))}(values(d))
(a = 1, b = 2)
```

**piever**#8

AFAIU `values(kw)`

is the public accessor for `kw.data`

(to turn the keyword iterator into a `NamedTuple`

).

**mauro3**#10

Tada:

```
julia> (; Dict(:a => 5, :b => 6, :c => 7)...)
(a = 5, b = 6, c = 7)
```

(Edit: note, that this already worked in Julia 0.7 when NamedTuples first appeared. Sometimes it just takes a bit longer to find the best solution…)

**yakir12**#11

Ran into the **inverse** of this problem, so thought it might be helpful (at least not harmful) to post a solution for that here:

```
julia> nt = (a = 5, b = 6, c = 7)
(a = 5, b = 6, c = 7)
julia> Dict(pairs(nt))
Dict{Symbol,Int64} with 3 entries:
:a => 5
:b => 6
:c => 7
```

**ExpandingMan**#12

I think it would be nice if @mauro3’s solution were to appear explicitly in the documentation somewhere, and it might also be nice if there were some sort of `namedtuple`

function, analogous to `tuple`

which would probably make this functionality much easier to find.

**JeffreySarnoff**#13

NamedTupleTools.jl exports `namedtuple`

. I’d welcome issues that request additional features and be happier still with targeted PRs.