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Python Tutorial: Sets - Set Methods and Operations to Solve Common Problems

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In this Python Programming Tutorial, we will be looking at the Set data structure in-depth and discovering how it can help us solve some common problems. The set can not only solve certain problems more quickly but is also more efficient in many cases. Let's get started...
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'weight': 2, 'content': [{'end': 462.439, 'text': 'So if I save that and run it, then you can see we got what we expect, the value of three.', 'start': 458.078, 'duration': 4.361}, {'end': 466.861, 'text': 'So these are operations that we can kind of do in our head with these small sets like this.', 'start': 462.84, 'duration': 4.021}, {'end': 468.822, 'text': 'But if these sets were much,', 'start': 467.262, 'duration': 1.56}, {'end': 477.126, 'text': 'much larger you know thousands of values then these operations save us a lot of time and efficiency by doing this quickly.', 'start': 468.822, 'duration': 8.304}, {'end': 480.248, 'text': 'Okay, so we got our value that intersects with all three sets.', 'start': 477.546, 'duration': 2.702}, {'end': 486.111, 'text': 'Now what if we want the values that are different? So to do that we can use the difference method.', 'start': 480.988, 'duration': 5.123}, {'end': 499.839, 'text': 'So if I want to see what values are in S1 that are not in S2, then I could come down here and say S1.difference and then pass in S2 as a value.', 'start': 486.451, 'duration': 13.388}, {'end': 508.625, 'text': 'So most likely we are going to get a 1 for this since 1 is in S1 and it is not in S2.', 'start': 500.779, 'duration': 7.846}, {'end': 512.831, 'text': "2 and 3 are within S2, so we shouldn't get that as a result.", 'start': 508.645, 'duration': 4.186}], 'summary': 'Demonstrating set operations for efficient data manipulation.', 'duration': 54.753, 'max_score': 458.078, 'thumbnail': 'https://coursnap.oss-ap-southeast-1.aliyuncs.com/video-capture/r3R3h5ly_8g/pics/r3R3h5ly_8g458078.jpg'}, {'end': 722.52, 'src': 'heatmap', 'start': 656.281, 'weight': 6, 'content': [{'end': 658.123, 'text': 'which is in S2, but not in S1..', 'start': 656.281, 'duration': 1.842}, {'end': 668.392, 'text': 'So if we wanted all of the values that were different between those two sets, then I could simply just say symmetric underscore difference.', 'start': 658.523, 'duration': 9.869}, {'end': 669.673, 'text': 'Make sure I type that right.', 'start': 668.632, 'duration': 1.041}, {'end': 670.214, 'text': 'I think I did.', 'start': 669.693, 'duration': 0.521}, {'end': 671.855, 'text': "So I'll save that and run it.", 'start': 670.594, 'duration': 1.261}, {'end': 674.938, 'text': 'And now you can see that we get 1 and 4.', 'start': 672.276, 'duration': 2.662}, {'end': 681.764, 'text': "And in this case it shouldn't matter if we have S2 dot symmetric difference of S1 or which order those are in,", 'start': 674.938, 'duration': 6.826}, {'end': 685.347, 'text': "because it's going to give us the differences from both sets altogether.", 'start': 681.764, 'duration': 3.583}, {'end': 691.693, 'text': 'So the 1 here is unique to set 1 and the 4 is unique to set 2.', 'start': 685.767, 'duration': 5.926}, {'end': 697.68, 'text': "Okay, so now let's look at some more practical examples of where we use some sets or some of these techniques.", 'start': 691.693, 'duration': 5.987}, {'end': 704.187, 'text': 'So first of all, like we said before, this is a great way to remove duplicate values from a list.', 'start': 698.12, 'duration': 6.067}, {'end': 708.272, 'text': "So let's say that we have a list that has some duplicates.", 'start': 704.528, 'duration': 3.744}, {'end': 710.735, 'text': 'So I will just create a list here called L1.', 'start': 708.412, 'duration': 2.323}, {'end': 718.359, 'text': 'And I will fill this in with 123123 and save that.', 'start': 711.816, 'duration': 6.543}, {'end': 722.52, 'text': 'And we want a list that is equal to this one, but with the duplicates removed.', 'start': 718.759, 'duration': 3.761}], 'summary': 'Using symmetric difference to find unique values between sets and remove duplicates from a list.', 'duration': 92.865, 'max_score': 656.281, 'thumbnail': 'https://coursnap.oss-ap-southeast-1.aliyuncs.com/video-capture/r3R3h5ly_8g/pics/r3R3h5ly_8g656281.jpg'}], 'start': 335.025, 'title': 'Set operations and differences', 'summary': 'Explores set operations like intersection, difference, and union, demonstrating their efficient use with practical examples to find common values and remove duplicates, showcasing the efficiency of set approach over custom functions.', 'chapters': [{'end': 480.248, 'start': 335.025, 'title': 'Set operations: intersection, difference, and union', 'summary': 'Explores set operations like intersection and difference, demonstrating how to efficiently find values common to multiple sets, with examples showing the use of intersection method to find overlapping values.', 'duration': 145.223, 'highlights': ['Sets offer efficient operations like intersection, difference, and union, saving time and ensuring efficiency, especially with larger sets. The operations of intersection, difference, and union provide efficiency, particularly with larger sets, enabling quick processing and time-saving benefits.', 'Demonstrates the use of the intersection method to find overlapping values between sets, showcasing the simplicity and efficiency of set operations. The example illustrates the use of the intersection method to find values common to multiple sets, emphasizing the simplicity and efficiency of set operations.', 'Illustrates the use of sets to efficiently find values common to multiple sets, showcasing the simplicity and efficiency of set operations. The demonstration highlights the efficiency of sets in finding common values among multiple sets, emphasizing the simplicity and efficiency of set operations.']}, {'end': 795.309, 'start': 480.988, 'title': 'Set operations and differences', 'summary': 'Discusses set operations such as difference and symmetric difference, showcasing practical examples, including removing duplicate values from a list using sets, and highlighting the efficiency of set approach over custom functions.', 'duration': 314.321, 'highlights': ['The difference method allows comparison between sets to find values that are unique to one set and not in the other, demonstrated by S1.difference(S2) resulting in 1 and S2.difference(S1) resulting in 4. Difference method comparison between S1 and S2, showcasing unique values and their output (1 and 4).', 'The symmetric difference displays all differences between two sets, exemplified by symmetric_difference outputting 1 and 4 for S1 and S2, regardless of the order of comparison. Symmetric difference showcasing all differences (1 and 4) between S1 and S2, regardless of the order of comparison.', 'Using sets to remove duplicate values from a list is shown, where a list L1 with duplicates 123123 is transformed into a list L2 with duplicates removed, resulting in [1, 2, 3]. Transformation of list L1 to L2 using sets to remove duplicates, leading to the output [1, 2, 3].']}], 'duration': 460.284, 'thumbnail': 'https://coursnap.oss-ap-southeast-1.aliyuncs.com/video-capture/r3R3h5ly_8g/pics/r3R3h5ly_8g335025.jpg', 'highlights': ['Sets offer efficient operations like intersection, difference, and union, saving time and ensuring efficiency, especially with larger sets.', 'The operations of intersection, difference, and union provide efficiency, particularly with larger sets, enabling quick processing and time-saving benefits.', 'Demonstrates the use of the intersection method to find overlapping values between sets, showcasing the simplicity and efficiency of set operations.', 'The example illustrates the use of the intersection method to find values common to multiple sets, emphasizing the simplicity and efficiency of set operations.', 'Illustrates the use of sets to efficiently find values common to multiple sets, showcasing the simplicity and efficiency of 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1016.314, 'text': "If you're doing a lot of stuff like this, so if Query in Developers, then Print, found.", 'start': 1007.067, 'duration': 9.247}, {'end': 1023.377, 'text': "So this is actually a membership test here where you're looking for this value in our list.", 'start': 1018.115, 'duration': 5.262}, {'end': 1028.619, 'text': "Then it's actually more performant to do those membership tests on sets rather than lists.", 'start': 1023.717, 'duration': 4.902}, {'end': 1032.54, 'text': "So if your lists are huge and you're doing a lot of comparisons like this,", 'start': 1029.02, 'duration': 3.52}, {'end': 1037.644, 'text': "then it should speed you up a good bit if you're able to convert those lists into sets and check that way.", 'start': 1032.54, 'duration': 5.104}, {'end': 1045.906, 'text': "So for those of you who know big O notation stuff, it's big O of n to check if a value is in a list.", 'start': 1038.544, 'duration': 7.362}, {'end': 1047.287, 'text': 'So let me write that down.', 'start': 1046.086, 'duration': 1.201}, {'end': 1051.288, 'text': 'That is big O of n for a list.', 'start': 1047.607, 'duration': 3.681}, {'end': 1058.17, 'text': 'And it is O of 1, which is constant for a set.', 'start': 1051.868, 'duration': 6.302}, {'end': 1065.278, 'text': "And the reason it's O for a list is because it has to scan the whole list until it finds the value.", 'start': 1058.65, 'duration': 6.628}, {'end': 1067.521, 'text': "And for sets, it's just constant time.", 'start': 1065.658, 'duration': 1.863}, {'end': 1070.985, 'text': 'Okay, so I think that is going to do it for this video.', 'start': 1067.981, 'duration': 3.004}, {'end': 1077.132, 'text': 'I hope that after this video, you have a better idea for how you can use sets to solve different problems in your daily workflow.', 'start': 1071.305, 'duration': 5.827}, {'end': 1082.957, 'text': "But if you do have any questions about what we covered, then feel free to ask in the comments section below and I'll do my best to answer those.", 'start': 1077.672, 'duration': 5.285}], 'summary': 'Using sets instead of lists for membership tests can improve performance, with sets having o(1) time complexity compared to o(n) for lists.', 'duration': 75.89, 'max_score': 1007.067, 'thumbnail': 'https://coursnap.oss-ap-southeast-1.aliyuncs.com/video-capture/r3R3h5ly_8g/pics/r3R3h5ly_8g1007067.jpg'}], 'start': 795.789, 'title': 'Using sets for data analysis', 'summary': 'Demonstrates using sets for operations like intersection and difference on lists to obtain specific data, with examples including finding employees with both gym memberships and developer roles, as well as employees who are neither gym members nor developers. it also highlights the performance benefits of using sets for membership tests over lists.', 'chapters': [{'end': 1101.012, 'start': 795.789, 'title': 'Using sets for data analysis', 'summary': 'Demonstrates using sets to perform operations such as intersection and difference on 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