SKB – Scala Set


This article is part of the Scala knowledge bits Series.

Periodically, I will publish new exercises so you can slowly build up knowledge about Scala.

It is designed to be done in a very short amount of time and learn a little bit each day, just to create a routine.

This episode will teach you about Scala Set.

Hope you are going to enjoy it! It is designed for anyone to learn Scala from scratch and slowly learn, one Bit at a time.

After this Bit, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments down below.

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What are we learning today?

Today we are going to learn about Scala Set !

We saw other data structures in previous SKB like List or Map.

Let’s look at Set.

Time to try on the exercise on your own and scroll down for more information when you are done or if you are stuck.


Here is an exercise to complete today.

If I did my job well, you should be able to guess by yourself the solution based on what you previously learned and based on the clues.

But if you get stuck, scroll down to get more information.

The goal of the exercise is to replace the ??? by a piece of code so that the exercise compiles and that’s how you win! Good luck!

You can fill the exercise right in here:

Or, if it does not load, go on to Scastie (Xnga8KMIQimJPP8BwT5VAQ).

More information about Scala Set

In this exercise you will learn (or have learned, if you have already solved the puzzle) about Scala Set.

Did you notice that Set cannot contain duplicate values? A Set is a list of unique values.

When you combine the two Set, it removes the duplicated values and only keep one of each.

One thing to know is that Set do not guarantee consistant ordering. You should not rely on index of the elements. If you want to learn more, you can read this great answer on Stackoverflow.

Last thing about Set is that it has all the same function as List such as map, flatMap, filter, etc…

Feel free to go back to the exercise, modify the code to try out new things and get a better intuition for Scala Set.


I hope you have learned something new or had fun during this Scala Knowledge Bit.

Please ask questions or post feedback in the comments below.

Feel free to try on the next Scala Knowledege Bit.

If you are curious about the previous Scala knowledge Bits, go check it out! 🙂

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