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David Hernandez
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If we factor in conversion of range into list vs set, how does this impact overall timing?

If we factor in conversion of range into list vs set, how does this impact overall timing? Does it matter? In terms of comparing only search for an item, definitely there is a very large difference, would we also want to consider use cases in which conversion would be a factor?

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Rachel Johnson
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Rachel Johnson
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Great question! There are users out there that have performed some tests regarding the data retrieval speed of both, and at the size of most applications, it won't be super noticeable. Nevertheless, you may select one over another based on the context of your project.

This Stack Overflow thread is super useful with different points of view and the results of some tests.