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JavaScript: Compute the sum of absolute differences of consecutive numbers of a given array of integers

JavaScript Basic: Exercise-96 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to compute the sum of absolute differences of consecutive numbers of a given array of integers.

Pictorial Presentation:

JavaScript: Compute the sum of absolute differences of consecutive numbers of a given array of integers.

Sample Solution:

HTML Code:

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<html>
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  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
  <title> Compute the sum of absolute differences of consecutive numbers of a given array of integers</title>
</head>
<body>

</body>
</html>

JavaScript Code:

function sum_adjacent_difference(arr) {
	var result = 0;
	for (var i = 1; i < arr.length; i++) {
		result += Math.abs(arr[i] - arr[i - 1]);
	}
	return result;
}

console.log(sum_adjacent_difference([1, 2, 3, 2, -5]));

Sample Output:

10

Flowchart:

Flowchart: JavaScript - Compute the sum of absolute differences of consecutive numbers of a given array of integers

ES6 Version:

function sum_adjacent_difference(arr) {
	let result = 0;
	for (let i = 1; i < arr.length; i++) {
		result += Math.abs(arr[i] - arr[i - 1]);
	}
	return result;
}

console.log(sum_adjacent_difference([1, 2, 3, 2, -5]));

Live Demo:

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JavaScript: Tips of the Day

Classes/function constructors

class Person {
  constructor() {
    this.name = 'Owen';
  }
}

Person = class AnotherPerson {
  constructor() {
    this.name = 'Eddie';
  }
};

const member = new Person();
console.log(member.name);

We can set classes equal to other classes/function constructors. In this case, we set Person equal to AnotherPerson. The name on this constructor is Eddie, so the name property on the new Person instance member is "Eddie".

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