- Index.symmetric_difference(other, result_name=None, sort=None)#
Compute the symmetric difference of two Index objects.
other (Index or array-like) –
result_name (str) –
sort (bool or None, default None) –
Whether to sort the resulting index. By default, the values are attempted to be sorted, but any TypeError from incomparable elements is caught by pandas.
None : Attempt to sort the result, but catch any TypeErrors from comparing incomparable elements.
False : Do not sort the result.
True : Sort the result (which may raise TypeError).
- Return type
symmetric_differencecontains elements that appear in either
idx2but not both. Equivalent to the Index created by
idx1.difference(idx2) | idx2.difference(idx1)with duplicates dropped.
>>> idx1 = pd.Index([1, 2, 3, 4]) >>> idx2 = pd.Index([2, 3, 4, 5]) >>> idx1.symmetric_difference(idx2) Index([1, 5], dtype='int64')
This method has not been implemented yet. Xorbits will try to execute it with pandas.
This docstring was copied from pandas.core.indexes.base.Index.