Python Set

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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Python Set difference()

Python’s set.difference(element) method creates and returns a new set containing all elements of this set, except the ones in the given set argument or arguments. The resulting set has at most as many elements as this set. Here’s a minimal example where we return a new set with the elements from an existing set after …

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Python Set add()

Python’s set.add(element) method adds the element to this set. If the element is already present in the set, the method returns without any side effect. Here’s a minimal example where we add element 4 to an existing set: Syntax Let’s dive into the formal syntax of the set.add() method. set.add(element) Argument Data Type Explanation element …

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How to Check if Items in a Python List Are Also in Another

There comes a time in all our coding lives when we need to compare lists to understand whether items in one list appear in a second list. In this article we’ll start where we all started, using for-loops, before moving to a more classic Python list comprehension. We’ll then move beyond that to use Python …

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A Simple Introduction to Set Comprehension in Python

Being hated by newbies, experienced Python coders can’t live without this awesome Python feature. In this article, I give you everything you need to know about set comprehensions using the bracket notation {}. What is Set Comprehension? Set comprehension is a concise way of creating sets in Python using the curly braces notation {expression for …

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Python frozenset() — A Simple Guide with Video

Python’s built-in frozenset() function creates and returns a new frozenset object. A frozenset is an immutable set—so you cannot change the frozenset after creation and set methods such as add() or remove() don’t work on the frozenset. Without an argument, frozenset() returns an empty frozenset. With the optional argument, frozenset(iter) initializes the new frozenset with …

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