Python Set Pop() Method

Python Set Pop() Method

Set is an in-built data structure in Python. Elements stored inside a set are unordered and unchangeable.

Unordered means that the elements inside a set do not have a fixed order. Unchangeable means that the elements can not be changed once they are added to the set.

Additionally, a set does not allow any duplicate values. If we try to add an already existing value to a set, it will not be added.

We get the topmost element when elements are popped or removed from a set. We can perform the popping operation using Python’s pop() method. In this article, we will learn about this method.

the pop() Method of a Set in Python

The pop() method pops the topmost element out of a set. If no element exists in a set, it throws the following error.

TypeError: pop expected at least 1 arguments, got 0

Refer to the following Python code to understand how the set() method works with the help of some relevant examples.

a = {"hello", "app", "world", "python", "qwerty"}
print("Before Popping:", a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a, end = "\n\n")

a = {5, 2, 3, 1, 4}
print("Before Popping:", a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a)
print("Popped Value:", a.pop())
print(a)

Output:

Before Popping: {'qwerty', 'world', 'python', 'hello', 'app'}
Popped Value: qwerty
{'world', 'python', 'hello', 'app'}
Popped Value: world
{'python', 'hello', 'app'}
Popped Value: python
{'hello', 'app'}
Popped Value: hello
{'app'}
Popped Value: app
set()

Before Popping: {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}
Popped Value: 1
{2, 3, 4, 5}
Popped Value: 2
{3, 4, 5}
Popped Value: 3
{4, 5}
Popped Value: 4
{5}
Popped Value: 5
set()
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