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Python: any() function

any() function

The any() function returns True if any element of the iterable is true. The function returns False if the iterable is empty.

Syntax:

any(iterable)
Python: Built-in-function - any function()

Version:

(Python 3)

Parameter:

Name Description Required / Optional
iterable A container is considered to be iterble, which can return its members sequentially. Required

Return value:

Return True if any element of the iterable is true.

Example:

def any(iterable):
    for element in iterable:
        if element:
            return True
    return False

Python: any() example with Strings:

str = "Ram is good boy"
print(any(str))

# 0 is False
# '0' is True
str = '000'
print(any(str))

str = ''
print(any(str))

Output:

True
True
False

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Python: Built-in-function - any() function

Python: any() example with Lists:

num = [23, 45, 0, 30]
print(any(num)) #True

num = [0, False]
print(any(num)) #False

num = [0, False, 5]
print(any(num)) #True

num = []
print(any(num)) #False

Output:

True
False
True
False

Python: any() example with Dictionaris:

dict = {0: 'False'}
print(any(dict))

dict = {0: 'False', 1: 'True'}
print(any(dict))

dict = {0: 'False', False: 0}
print(any(dict))

dict = {}
print(any(dict))

# 0 is False
# '0' is True
dict = {'0': 'False'}
print(any(dict))

Output:

False
True
False
False
True

Python: any() example with Tuple

#Test if all items in a tuple are True:
tup = (0, True, False)
x = any(tup)
print(x) #True
tup = (2, 3, 4)
x = any(tup)
print(x) #True

Output:

True
True

Python: any() example with Set

#Test if all items in a set are True:
sss = {0, True, False}
x = any(sss)
print(x) #True
sss = (1, True, True)
x = any(sss)
print(x) #True

Output:

True
True

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