const biggestItem = arr => Math.max(...arr);
Returns the highest coerced numerical item of the array.
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You can find the all the utility functions from this series at github.com/martinkr/onelinecode
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Top comments (9)
I'm curious how the performance compares to:
Especially in the case of large arrays, I'm not sure what the implications are (if any) to spreading a large array to function arguments
Try this - the first method seems to be about 10 times as fast
Interestingly, if you switch to a typed array, the results are reversed -
reduceis 10 times as fast on Firefox, and nearly twice as fast on Chrome
And unsurprisingly, this is even faster:
Thank you both for the performance analysis, it's very helpful to have these additional details :)
Probably need to be a bit careful describing what the function does. The function here will actually return the highest coerced numeric value from the array ('biggest' is also slightly ambiguous):
It will also return
-Infinityif an empty array is passed, and return
NaNif any item in the array cannot be coerced to a
Thank you for your comment.
I will update the article
Too boring~! This just is a simple mathematical API.
Nobody needs your boring and simple comment 🥱, if it's not helpful to you, just ignore that post.