# tf.sets.set_union

### Aliases:

• tf.contrib.metrics.set_union
• tf.sets.set_union
tf.sets.set_union(
a,
b,
validate_indices=True
)


Defined in tensorflow/python/ops/sets_impl.py.

Compute set union of elements in last dimension of a and b.

All but the last dimension of a and b must match.

Example:

  import tensorflow as tf
import collections

# [[{1, 2}, {3}], [{4}, {5, 6}]]
a = collections.OrderedDict([
((0, 0, 0), 1),
((0, 0, 1), 2),
((0, 1, 0), 3),
((1, 0, 0), 4),
((1, 1, 0), 5),
((1, 1, 1), 6),
])
a = tf.SparseTensor(list(a.keys()), list(a.values()), dense_shape=[2, 2, 2])

# [[{1, 3}, {2}], [{4, 5}, {5, 6, 7, 8}]]
b = collections.OrderedDict([
((0, 0, 0), 1),
((0, 0, 1), 3),
((0, 1, 0), 2),
((1, 0, 0), 4),
((1, 0, 1), 5),
((1, 1, 0), 5),
((1, 1, 1), 6),
((1, 1, 2), 7),
((1, 1, 3), 8),
])
b = tf.SparseTensor(list(b.keys()), list(b.values()), dense_shape=[2, 2, 4])

# set_union is applied to each aligned pair of sets.
tf.sets.set_union(a, b)

# The result will be a equivalent to either of:
#
# np.array([[{1, 2, 3}, {2, 3}], [{4, 5}, {5, 6, 7, 8}]])
#
# collections.OrderedDict([
#     ((0, 0, 0), 1),
#     ((0, 0, 1), 2),
#     ((0, 0, 2), 3),
#     ((0, 1, 0), 2),
#     ((0, 1, 1), 3),
#     ((1, 0, 0), 4),
#     ((1, 0, 1), 5),
#     ((1, 1, 0), 5),
#     ((1, 1, 1), 6),
#     ((1, 1, 2), 7),
#     ((1, 1, 3), 8),
# ])


#### Args:

• a: Tensor or SparseTensor of the same type as b. If sparse, indices must be sorted in row-major order.
• b: Tensor or SparseTensor of the same type as a. If sparse, indices must be sorted in row-major order.
• validate_indices: Whether to validate the order and range of sparse indices in a and b.

#### Returns:

A SparseTensor whose shape is the same rank as a and b, and all but the last dimension the same. Elements along the last dimension contain the unions.