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Set Operations in Python

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Set Operations in Python

In this code snippet, we'll discuss how to perform various operations on set in Python using inbuilt functions and operators.

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Set theory is a branch of mathematical logic that studies sets, which informally are collections of objects. Although any type of object can be collected into a set, set theory is applied most often to objects that are relevant to mathematics. The language of set theory can be used to define nearly all mathematical objects. [wiki]

A set in Python is a collections of unique elements. Get your pen and paper and draw those venn diagrams to learn about set operations. 

A set is a Many that allows itself to be thought of as a One. 

~ Georg Cantor

We will use Python to find the:

  1. Union
  2. Intersection
  3. Difference
  4. Symmetric Difference 

of two sets.

Here, I have taken two sets of numbers and have written code to find out the above operations in two ways.

  1. Using operators.
  2. Using inbuilt functions.
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Topics:
code snippet, inbuilt function, operators, python, python 3, set

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