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Set vs set

asked 2012-11-08 08:42:47 -0500

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I am trying to create a class deriving from set or Set because I would like to tack on various attributes to this set based on its elements.

What is the best way to do this? What is the difference between Set and set?

I've posted another question asking how to make a ring of sets.

I understand how to make a ring, but when I try to make a Ring Element I get a base class issue.

Any help in this area is appreciated.

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answered 2012-11-08 08:51:06 -0500

set is a Python class while Set is a Sage class. The documentation for Set says

If X is a list, tuple, Python set, or "X.is_finite()" is true, this returns a wrapper around Python's enumerated immutable frozenset type with extra functionality. Otherwise it returns a more formal wrapper.

If you need the functionality of mutable sets, use Python's builtin set type.

What questions do you have after reading this?

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Thanks @John Palmieri, yes I have another question related to this, posted here: http://ask.sagemath.org/question/1948/constructing-a-ring-of-sets

SLOtoSF gravatar imageSLOtoSF ( 2012-11-08 19:32:14 -0500 )edit

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