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Python issubset()

The issubset() function in python helps to check whether the set is a subset or not. The set is said to be a subset, all elements of this set are present in another set. This method returns true if the set is a subset otherwise it returns false.

A.issubset(B) #where A and B are sets

issubset() Parameters:

The issubset() function takes a set as its parameter. Set A is said to be a subset of B only if all the elements of A must be in B.

Parameter Description Required / Optional
A & B The set of items to search for Required

issubset() Return Value

The return value of this method must be a boolean. Another way of checking subset is by using subset operator (<=) like set_a <= set_b. Checking 'set_a' is a subset of ' set_b'.

Input Return Value
A is a subset of B True
A is not a subset of B False

Examples of issubset() method in Python

Example 1: How issubset() works in Python?

A = {'a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e'}
B = {'a', 'b', 'c'}
C = {'b', 'a', 'e','d'}

# Returns False

# Returns True
# B is a subset of A

# Returns False

# Returns True



Example 2: Working of issubset() in Python?

# Set X
X = {1, 2, 3}

# Set Y
Y = {1, 2, 3, 4}
print("Y is a subset of X?", Y.issubset(X))
print("X is a subset of Y?", X.issubset(Y))


Y is a subset of X? False
X is a subset of Y? True