Python videos | Python Part 10 - Sets

Posted by Andy Brown on 18 October 2021

Sets in Python provide a beautifully elegant way to remove duplicates from a list and to compare the contents of two lists, as this tutorial hopefully will prove to you!

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Working with Python code Code for set operations
Eg 1 - remove Python code Removing duplicates from a shopping list
Shopping list.txt Text file The shopping list itself
Eg 2 - counting letters and Python code Counting unique letters and words in quotation
Eg 3 - promotions and Python code Comparing premier leagues for 2 seasons
PL 20-21.txt Text file Premier league end 2020-21
PL 21-22.txt Text file Premier league start 2021-22

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

After watching this video, you may like to test your understanding by doing one or more of the following exercises:

You can also download the answers to each exercise from the links above.

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