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Seq.distinct<'T> Function (F#)

Den Delimarsky|Last Updated: 7/25/2016
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Returns a sequence that contains no duplicate entries according to generic hash and equality comparisons on the entries. If an element occurs multiple times in the sequence then the later occurrences are discarded.

Namespace/Module Path: Microsoft.FSharp.Collections.Seq

Assembly: FSharp.Core (in FSharp.Core.dll)

Syntax

// Signature:
Seq.distinct : seq<'T> -> seq<'T> (requires equality)

// Usage:
Seq.distinct source

Parameters

source Type: seq<'T>

The input sequence.

Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullExceptionThrown when the input sequence is null

Return Value

The result sequence.

Remarks

This function is named Distinct in compiled assemblies. If you are accessing the function from a language other than F#, or through reflection, use this name.

Example

The following example demonstrates the use of Seq.distinct. The example generates the binary representation of a number as a sequence. It then determines that the only unique numbers are 0 and 1.

let binary n =
    let rec generateBinary n =
        if (n / 2 = 0) then [n]
        else (n % 2) :: generateBinary (n / 2)
    generateBinary n |> List.rev |> Seq.ofList

printfn "%A" (binary 1024)

let resultSequence = Seq.distinct (binary 1024)
printfn "%A" resultSequence

Output

[1; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0; 0]
seq [1; 0]

Platforms

Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2

Version Information

F# Core Library Versions

Supported in: 2.0, 4.0, Portable

See Also

Collections.Seq Module (F#)

Microsoft.FSharp.Collections Namespace (F#)

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