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 I am familiar with the struct construct from MATLAB, specifically array of structs. I am trying to do that with dictionary in Python. Say I have a initialized a dictionary: samples = {"Name":"", "Group":"", "Timeseries":[],"GeneratedFeature":[]}  and I am provided with another dictionary called fileList whose keys are group names and each value is a tuples of file-paths. Each file path will generate one sample in samples by populating the Timeseries item. Further some processing will make GeneratedFeature. The name part will be determined by the filepath. Since I don't know the contents of fileList a priori, in MATLAB if samples were a struct and fileList just a cell array: fileList={{'Group A',{'filepath1','filepath2'}};{'Group B',{'filepath1', 'filepath2'}}}  I would just set a counter k=1 and run a for loop (with a different index) and do something like: k=1; for i=1:numel(fileList) samples(k).Group=fileList{i}{1}; for j=1:numel(fileList{i}{2}) samples(k).Name=makeNameFrom(fileList{1}{2}{j}) . . end k=k+1 end  But I don't know how to do this in python. I know I can keep the two for loop approach with for (group, samples) in fileList: for sample in samples:  But how to tell python that samples is allowed to be an array/list? Is there a more pythonic approach than doing for loop?