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MultiSet/symmdiff

compute the symmetric difference of two MultiSets Calling Sequence symmdiff( M, N ) Parameters

 M - MultiSet; a MultiSet, set, or list N - MultiSet; a MultiSet, set, or list Description

 • symmdiff( M, N ) returns the symmetric difference of M and N, which is (M union N) minus (M intersect N).
 • At least one argument must be a MultiSet for this routine to be invoked.  Any other argument which is expected to be a MultiSet can be a MultiSet, a set or a list; in the latter two cases the argument is converted to a MultiSet before proceeding to evaluate this command.  IsGeneralized(M) must return the same value for all MultiSet arguments M, and all non-MultiSet arguments will be promoted to MultiSets with this same property. Examples

 > $M≔\mathrm{MultiSet}\left(a=2,b=5,c=4\right)$
 ${M}{≔}\left\{\left[{a}{,}{2}\right]{,}\left[{b}{,}{5}\right]{,}\left[{c}{,}{4}\right]\right\}$ (1)
 > $N≔\mathrm{MultiSet}\left(a=4,c=7\right)$
 ${N}{≔}\left\{\left[{a}{,}{4}\right]{,}\left[{c}{,}{7}\right]\right\}$ (2)
 > $\mathrm{symmdiff}\left(M,N\right)$
 $\left\{\left[{a}{,}{2}\right]{,}\left[{b}{,}{5}\right]{,}\left[{c}{,}{3}\right]\right\}$ (3) Compatibility

 • The MultiSet/symmdiff command was introduced in Maple 2016.