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# One liner operations on Arrays

## Introduction

• This post covers the useful snippets for operations on 2 arrays.
• An array is considered as a set in mathematical terms throughout this post
• Assumptions:

• Arrays are not nested
• There are 2 arrays named `arrA` and `arrB`
``````const arrA = [2,4,6,8,10];
const arrB = [3,6,9,10];
``````

### Intersection of 2 arrays ( A ∩ B)

``````const intersectionOfArrays = arrA.filter(el => arrB.indexOf(el) !== -1);
// [6,10]
``````

### Elements Unique to ArrayA (A-B)

``````const uniqueToArrA = arrA.filter(el => arrB.indexOf(el) === -1);
// [2,4,8]
``````

### Elements Unique to ArrayB (B-A)

``````const uniqueToArrB = arrB.filter(el => arrA.indexOf(el) === -1);
// [3,9]
``````

### XOR of Arrays A and B (A ^ B)

``````const xorOfAandB = uniqueToArrA.concat(uniqueToArrB);
// [2,4,8,3,9]
``````

### Union of Arrays A and B (A U B)

``````const unionOfAandB = arrA.concat(arrB);
// [ 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 3, 6, 9, 10 ]
``````

## Conclusion

• There are several libraries out there (eg: Lodash) that do these operations efficiently.
• But these snippets come in handy when you are working on pet projects that donot generally need the overhead of the libraries