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Ruby | Array Difference (-) function

  • Last Updated : 07 Jan, 2020
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Array#-() is a Array class method which performs set difference operation by removing the similar elements of the two array.

Syntax: Array.-()

Parameter: Arrays for performing the concatenation operation.

Return: New arrays by removing the same elements of the two arrays.

Example #1 :






# Ruby code for -() method
# showing concatenate operation
  
# declaring array
a = [18, 22, 33, 4, 5, 6]
  
# declaring array
b = [5, 4, 22, 1, 88, 9]
  
# declaring array
c = [18, 22, 33, 40, 50, 6]
  
# differencing arrays
puts "difference of a and b : #{a - b}\n\n"
  
# differencing arrays
puts "difference of a and c : #{a - c}\n\n"
  
# differencing arrays
puts "difference of b and c : #{b - c}\n\n"

Output :

difference of a and b : [18, 33, 6]

difference of a and c : [4, 5]

difference of b and c : [5, 4, 1, 88, 9]

Example #2 :




# Ruby code for -() method
# showing concatenate operation
  
# declaring array
a = ["abc", "xyz", "dog"]
  
# declaring array
b = ["cow", "cat", "dog"]
  
# declaring array
c = ["cat", "1", "dog"]
  
# differencing arrays
puts "difference of a and b : #{a - b}\n\n"
  
# differencing arrays
puts "difference of a and c : #{a - c}\n\n"
  
# differencing arrays
puts "difference of b and c : #{b - c}\n\n"

Output :

difference of a and b : ["abc", "xyz"]

difference of a and c : ["abc", "xyz"]

difference of b and c : ["cow"]



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