# JavaScript: Get the maximum value of an array, after mapping each element to a value using the provided function

## JavaScript fundamental (ES6 Syntax): Exercise-86 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to get the maximum value of an array, after mapping each element to a value using the provided function.

• Use Array.prototype.map() to map each element to the value returned by fn.
• Use Math.max() to get the maximum value.

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

``````//#Source https://bit.ly/2neWfJ2
// Define the function 'maxBy' to find the maximum value in an array based on a given function.
const maxBy = (arr, fn) => Math.max(...arr.map(typeof fn === 'function' ? fn : val => val[fn]));

// Example usage:
console.log(maxBy([{ n: 4 }, { n: 2 }, { n: 8 }, { n: 6 }], o => o.n)); // Outputs: 8 (maximum value of 'n')
console.log(maxBy([{ n: 4 }, { n: 2 }, { n: 8 }, { n: 6 }], 'n')); // Outputs: 8 (maximum value of 'n')
```
```

Output:

```8
8
```

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