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Python any() Function

❮ Built-in Functions


Check if any of the items in a list are True:

mylist = [False, True, False]
x = any(mylist)
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Definition and Usage

The any() function returns True if any item in an iterable are true, otherwise it returns False.

If the iterable object is empty, the any() function will return False.



Parameter Values

Parameter Description
iterable An iterable object (list, tuple, dictionary)

More Examples


Check if any item in a tuple is True:

mytuple = (0, 1, False)
x = any(mytuple)
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Check if any item in a set is True:

myset = {0, 1, 0}
x = any(myset)
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Check if any item in a dictionary is True:

mydict = {0 : "Apple", 1 : "Orange"}
x = any(mydict)
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Note: When used on a dictionary, the any() function checks if any of the keys are true, not the values.

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The all() Function

❮ Built-in Functions