C++ Program to Implement Set_Symmetric_difference in STL



This is a c++ program to implemet set_symmetric_difference. The symmetric difference of two sets is built by the elements that are present in one of the sets, but not in the other.

Common set operations are −

  • Set Union
  • Set Intersection
  • Symmetric Set Difference or Exclusive-OR
  • Set Difference or Subtraction

Algorithm

Begin
   Declare set vector v and iterator st.
  Initialize st = set_symmetric_difference (set1, set1 + n, set2, set2 +n, v.begin()))
   Print the elements obtained after symmetric_difference of two sets
End.

Example Code

#include<iostream>
#include <algorithm>
#include <vector>
using namespace std;
int main () {
   int set1[] = {5,6,7,8,9,10};
   int set2[] = {1,2,3,4,6,7};
   vector<int> v(10);
   vector<int>::iterator st;
   sort (set1, set1 + 6);
   sort (set2, set2 + 6);
   st = set_symmetric_difference(set1, set1 + 6, set2, set2 + 6, v.begin());
   v.resize(st - v.begin());
   cout<<"The symmetric difference between the sets has "<< (v.size())<< " elements: "<<endl;
   for (st = v.begin(); st != v.end(); ++st)
      cout<< *st<<" ";
   cout <<endl;
   return 0;
}

Output

The symmetric difference between the sets has 8 elements:
1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10

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