# Is it possible to generalize such function to arbitrary tuple size? I couldn't fin

Is it possible to generalize such function to arbitrary tuple size? I couldn’t find relevant information in docs.

``````function from_vec(::Type{MyType{Tuple{T1, T2}}}, x) where {T1, T2}
MyType((f(T1, x), f(T2, x)))
end
``````

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Presumably, you do not intend to use this with “arbitrary” tuple size. If you are expecting to need this with more than 5ish parameters (and probably more than 3 for most situations) – there is almost certainly a better approach. Defining each case is not much of a bother, and likely cleanest. Even if there were 8 parameters, this is still a good way to go.

``````function from_vec(::Type{MyType{Tuple{T1}}}, x) where {T1}
MyType((f(T1, x),))
end
function from_vec(::Type{MyType{Tuple{T1, T2}}}, x) where {T1, T2}
MyType((f(T1, x), f(T2, x)))
end
function from_vec(::Type{MyType{Tuple{T1, T2, T3}}}, x) where {T1, T2, T3}
MyType((f(T1, x), f(T2, x), f(T3, x)))
end
# ...
``````
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There is also a trick to get this using `tuple_type_head` and `tuple_type_tail` from `Base`. I’m not sure how recommended it is, but it allows to do inferrable recursive definitions with tuple types. I’m removing `MyType` for simplicity.

``````julia> from_vec(::Type{Tuple{}}, x) = ()
from_vec (generic function with 1 methods)

julia> function from_vec(::Type{T}, x) where {T<:Tuple}
T1 = Base.tuple_type_tail(T)
return (f(S, x), from_vec(T1, x)...)
end
from_vec (generic function with 2 methods)
``````

Then, for example,

``````julia> f(S, x) = S(x)
f (generic function with 1 method)

julia> from_vec(Tuple{Int, Float64}, 1)
(1, 1.0)
``````
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