Skip to content

re: Algorithm 202: Array Chunking in 3 Ways VIEW POST

re: Please I don't understand how the first code works.

Grey, thank you for taking your time to read through. Here is how the first code works

function chunkArray(arr, limiter) {
  // array to hold all chunks 
  let finalArray = [];
  // temporary array to hold each chunk
  let tempArray = [];

  // loop through each value of the array
  for (value of arr) {
    // check if the temporary array length is less than the desired size (limiter)
    if (tempArray.length < limiter) {
      // add the current value to the temporary array
    } else {
      // if the temporary array length is equal to the desired size (limiter), add the whole of the temporary array to the final array
      // empty the temporary array
      tempArray = [];
      // add the current array value at which it got filled up 

  // after the whole looping, the last chunk (temporary array) will need one more loop to be able to be added to the final loop. Since that is not available, we add it at this point before returning the final array
  return finalArray;
chunkArray([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13], 5)

Hope you get it now?

I usually console log a value at any point of a code I don't understand. It makes it easier for me to see what is happening at each point of the code clearly

code of conduct - report abuse