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Python - Set Methods


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The Python has a number of methods and functions that are available for use with sets. These methods and functions are listed below in alphabetical order. For more details about any one of these, please visit its page.

Set Methods & Functions
MethodsDescription
add() Adds a specified element to the set
clear() Deletes all the elements from the set
copy() Returns a copy of the set
difference() Returns a set containing all elements of the given set which are not present in the specified sets or iterables
difference_update() Deletes all elements from the given set which are present in the specified sets or iterables
discard() Remove the specified element from the given set
intersection() Returns a set which contains common elements of two or more sets
intersection_update() Deletes all elements from the given set which are not present in all specified set(s)
isdisjoint() Returns True when two sets have any common element, else returns False
issubset() Returns True when all elements of the given set are present in specified set, else returns False
issuperset() Returns True when all elements of the specified set are present in the given set, else returns False
pop() Deletes a random element from the given set
remove() Removes the specified element from the given set
symmetric_difference() Returns a set with the symmetric differences of two sets
symmetric_difference_update() inserts the symmetric differences from the given set with another
union() Return a set containing the union of sets
update() Update the set with the union of this set and others
FunctionsDescription
len() Returns total number of elements in the set
set() set function/constructor is used to create set from iterable like list, tuple, set, string, dictionary and range() etc.





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