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Python Set | symmetric_difference method

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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Python's set.symmetric_difference(~) method returns a new set with elements that are contained in either the specified set or sets specified in others but not both.

Parameters

1. others | set(s)

The other sets to compare elements of the specified set with.

Return value

A new set with elements that are contained in either the specified set or sets specified in others but not both.

Examples

Basic usage

To check elements contained in either set a or set b but not both:

a = {'dog', 'cat'}
b = {'sheep', 'dog'}

a.symmetric_difference(b)
{'cat', 'sheep'}

A set containing 'cat' and 'sheep' are returned as they are only present in either set a or b and not both.

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