Python any() function is another Python built-in function. any() function return true if any element in the iterable is true, iterable could be list, tuple, dictionary etc.

any function is unlike **Python all() function** where output is false if any element in iterable is false.

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## Syntax of Python any function

Syntax of Python any() function is

any(iterable)

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- Here any() is a function name.
- Python any function is surrounded by round brackets ().
- any function take iterable as parameter.
- iterable could be list, tuple, set, dictionary etc.
- any function in Python will return True if at least one element is True or Non-zero.

## Examples of Python any() function

Let’s take some example to understand how any function works in Python.

below is example of Python any() function with **Python list**

**Python list with any() function**

#Python any() function with list myList=[True,False,False,False] myList2=[False,False,False,False] print("any function with myList:",any(myList)) print("any function with myList2:",any(myList2))

**Output**

any function with myList: True any function with myList2: False

**Explanation**

- Here myList and myList2 are two python lists.
- In myList, there is one True element, that’s why in output, any function return True.
- In myList2, there are all False element, that’s why in output, any function return False.

Let’s take few examples with Python tuple, dictionary, set etc.

**Python tuple with any() function**

#Python any() function with Python tuple first=(1,3,4,5) second=[0,0,0,0,1] third=[0,0,0,0,0] print(type(first)) print("any function with first:",any(first)) print("any function with second:",any(second)) print("any function with third:",any(third))

**Output**

<class 'tuple'> any function with first: True any function with second: True any function with third: False

**Explanation**

- Here first, second, third are three
**Python tuples**. - Output of first and second tuples are True, as at least one element is either True or non-zero.
- Output of third Python tuple is false as all elements of third tuple are 0.

**Python set with any() function**

#Python any() function with Python set first={1,3,4,5} second={0,0,0,0,1} third={0,0,0,0,0} print(type(first),type(second),type(third)) print(first,second,third) print("any function with first:",any(first)) print("any function with second:",any(second)) print("any function with third:",any(third))

**Output**

<class 'set'> <class 'set'> <class 'set'> {1, 3, 4, 5} {0, 1} {0} any function with first: True any function with second: True any function with third: False

**Explanation**

- Here first, second, third are three Python sets.
- Python set, does not contain duplicate elements, that’s why it removes 0’s from second and third Python set.
- Output of first and second Python set is True as they contain at least one True elements or non-zero element.

**Python dictionary with any()**

#Python any() function with Python dictionary first={1:"one", 2:"two", 3:"three" } second={0:"zero", 1:"one" } third={0:"zero"} print(type(first),type(second),type(third)) print(first,second,third) print("any function with first:",any(first)) print("any function with second:",any(second)) print("any function with third:",any(third))

**Output**

<class 'dict'> <class 'dict'> <class 'dict'> {1: 'one', 2: 'two', 3: 'three'} {0: 'zero', 1: 'one'} {0: 'zero'} any function with first: True any function with second: True any function with third: False

**Explanation**

- Here first, second, third are three Python dictionary.
- Output of first and second Python dictionary is True as at least one key in
*key-value*pair is True or non zero. - Output of third Python dictionary is False, as key in
*key-value*pair is 0.

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