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How to find the intersection between a set and an array in Swift

Theodore Kelechukwu Onyejiaku

Overview

An intersection between a set and an array in Swift is the set of values present in both instances. It is worth remembering that a set is a group of unique elements, and an array is also a group of elements but must not necessarily be unique. We can check for the intersection between a set and an array using the intersection() method.

Syntax

set.intersection(array)
Get the intersection between a Set and an Array in Swift

Parameters

array : This is an array of elements.

Return value

The value returned is a new set of elements common to both the set instance, set and the array, array.

Example

// create some sets
let evenNumbers : Set = [2, 4, 6, 8, 10]
let oddNumbers : Set = [3, 5, 7, 9, 11]

// create an array
let randomNumbers = [1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12]

// create an intersection
print(evenNumbers.intersection(randomNumbers))
print(oddNumbers.intersection(randomNumbers))
Get the intersection between a set and an array in Swift

Explanation

  • Line 2 and 3: We create two sets.
  • Line 6: We create an array.
  • Line 9 and 10: We use the intersection() method to get the intersection between the sets and the array. The results are printed to the console.

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