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JavaScript: Create an array of elements, grouped based on the position in the original arrays

JavaScript fundamental (ES6 Syntax): Exercise-102 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to create an array of elements, grouped based on the position in the original arrays.

  • Use Math.max(), Function.prototype.apply() to get the longest array in the arguments.
  • Create an array with that length as return value and use Array.from() with a mapping function to create an array of grouped elements.
  • If lengths of the argument arrays vary, undefined is used where no value could be found.

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

//#Source https://bit.ly/2neWfJ2 
const zip = (...arrays) => {
  const maxLength = Math.max(...arrays.map(x => x.length));
  return Array.from({ length: maxLength }).map((_, i) => {
    return Array.from({ length: arrays.length }, (_, k) => arrays[k][i]);
  });
};

console.log(zip(['a', 'b'], [1, 2], [true, false]));
console.log(zip(['a'], [1, 2], [true, false]));

Sample Output:

[["a",1,true],["b",2,false]]
[["a",1,true],[null,2,false]]

Flowchart:

flowchart: Create an array of elements, grouped based on the position in the original arrays

Live Demo:

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JavaScript: Tips of the Day

How to remove a specific item from an array?

Find the index of the array element you want to remove using indexOf, and then remove that index with splice.

The splice() method changes the contents of an array by removing existing elements and/or adding new elements.

const array = [2, 5, 9];

console.log(array);

const index = array.indexOf(5);
if (index > -1) {
  array.splice(index, 1);
}

// array = [2, 9]
console.log(array);

The second parameter of splice is the number of elements to remove. Note that splice modifies the array in place and returns a new array containing the elements that have been removed.

For the reason of completeness, here are functions. The first function removes only a single occurrence (i.e. removing the first match of 5 from [2,5,9,1,5,8,5]), while the second function removes all occurrences:

function removeItemOnce(arr, value) {
  var index = arr.indexOf(value);
  if (index > -1) {
    arr.splice(index, 1);
  }
  return arr;
}

function removeItemAll(arr, value) {
  var i = 0;
  while (i < arr.length) {
    if (arr[i] === value) {
      arr.splice(i, 1);
    } else {
      ++i;
    }
  }
  return arr;
}
//Usage
console.log(removeItemOnce([2,5,9,1,5,8,5], 5))
console.log(removeItemAll([2,5,9,1,5,8,5], 5))

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