array-utils

Utility functions for arrays.

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Example
const { flatten, head } = require('@jscad/array-utils')

Methods

(static) flatten(array) → {Array}

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Flatten the given array into a single array of elements. The given array can be composed of multiple depths of objects and or arrays.

Example
const flat = flatten([[1], [2, 3, [4, 5]], 6]) // returns [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
Parameters:
Name Type Description
array Array

array to flatten

Returns:

a flat array with a single list of elements

Type
Array

(static) fnNumberSort(a, b) → {Number}

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Compare function for sorting arrays of numbers.

Example
const numbers = [2, 1, 4, 3, 6, 5, 8, 7, 9, 0]
const sorted = numbers.sort(fnNumberSort)
Parameters:
Name Type Description
a Number

first number

b Number

second number

Returns:

result of a - b

Type
Number

(static) head(array) → {*}

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Return the first element of the given array.

Example
let element = head([1, 2])
Parameters:
Name Type Description
array *

anything

Returns:

first element of the array, or undefined

Type
*

(static) nth(array, index) → {*}

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Return the Nth element of the given array.

Example
let value = nth([1], 2) // undefined
let value = nth([1, 2, 3, 4, 5], 3) // 4
Parameters:
Name Type Description
array *

anything

index Number

index of the element to return

Returns:

Nth element of the array, or undefined

Type
*

(static) padToLength(anArray, padding, targetLength) → {Array}

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Build an array of the given target length from an existing array and a padding value. If the array is already larger than the target length, it will not be shortened.

Example
const srcArray = [2, 3, 4]
const paddedArray = padToLength(srcArray, 0, 5)
Parameters:
Name Type Description
anArray Array

the source array to copy into the result.

padding *

the value to add to the new array to reach the desired length.

targetLength Number

The desired length of the returned array.

Returns:

an array with at least 'target length" elements

Type
Array

(static) toArray(array) → {Array}

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Convert the given array to an array if not already an array.

Example
const array = toArray(1) // [1]
Parameters:
Name Type Description
array *

anything

Returns:

an array

Type
Array