.clear()

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In Python, the .clear() method removes all elements from a set, resulting in an empty set. This method does not return any value.

Note: The .clear() method performs the operation in-place, modifying the original set rather than creating a new one.

Syntax

set_object.clear()
  • set_object: The set from which all elements will be removed.

Example

In the example below, the .clear() method is used to remove all elements from the pets set, leaving it empty:

pets = {"cats", "dogs", "hamsters", "lizards", "turtles"}
print("Original set:", pets)
pets.clear()
print("After calling clear() on pets:", pets)

The resulting output will look like this:

Original set: {'hamsters', 'dogs', 'turtles', 'cats', 'lizards'}
After calling clear() on pets: set()

Note: A set in Python is unordered. That’s why the order of items in Original set may appear different in the above output.

Codebyte Example

Run the following code to see how the .clear() method works:

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