Chris

While working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students. To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming education website Finxter.com. He's author of the popular programming book Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), coauthor of the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books, computer science enthusiast, freelancer, and owner of one of the top 10 largest Python blogs worldwide.
His passions are writing, reading, and coding. But his greatest passion is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter and help them to boost their skills. You can join his free email academy here.

The Reduce Function in Python 3: Simply Explained

💡 The reduce() function from Python’s functools module aggregates an iterable to a single element. It repeatedly merges two iterable elements into a single one as defined in the function argument. By repeating this, only a single element will remain — the return value. Minimal Example Here’s the minimal example: The code performs the following steps: …

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Python Set clear()

Python’s set.clear() method removes all elements from this set. All variables that refer to this set object will refer to an empty set after calling the method. Here’s a minimal example where you remove three elements from a set at once by means of the s.clear() method: Syntax Let’s “dive” into the formal syntax of …

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Python Set copy()

Python’s set.copy() method creates and returns a flat copy of this set. Here’s a minimal example where you copy a set with two integers and a string value: Syntax Let’s dive into the formal syntax of the set.copy() method. set.copy() Argument Data Type Explanation – – – The set.copy() method doesn’t take any argument. If …

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