@stdlib/array-base-dedupe

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dedupe

Remove consecutive duplicated values.

Installation

npm install @stdlib/array-base-dedupe

Usage

var dedupe = require( '@stdlib/array-base-dedupe' );

dedupe( x, limit, equalNaNs )

Removes consecutive duplicated values.

var x = [ 1, 1, 2, 3, 3 ];

var y = dedupe( x, 1, false );
// returns [ 1, 2, 3 ]

var bool = ( x === y );
// returns true

When equalNaNs is false, NaN values are considered distinct, and, when equalNaNs is true, NaN values are considered equal.

var x = [ NaN, NaN, 2, NaN, NaN ];

var y1 = dedupe( x, 1, false );
// returns [ NaN, NaN, 2, NaN, NaN ]

var y2 = dedupe( x, 1, true );
// returns [ NaN, 2, NaN ]

To allow consecutive duplicate values up to a specified limit, provide a limit argument greater than one.

var x = [ 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 ];

var y = dedupe( x, 2, false );
// returns [ 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 ]

Notes

• The function mutates the input array.

Examples

var discreteUniform = require( '@stdlib/random-array-discrete-uniform' );
var dedupe = require( '@stdlib/array-base-dedupe' );

// Create an array of random numbers:
var x = discreteUniform( 30, 0, 5, {
'dtype': 'generic'
});
// returns [...]

// Remove consecutive duplicates:
var y = dedupe( x, 1, false );
// returns [...]

console.log( y );

Notice

This package is part of stdlib, a standard library for JavaScript and Node.js, with an emphasis on numerical and scientific computing. The library provides a collection of robust, high performance libraries for mathematics, statistics, streams, utilities, and more.

For more information on the project, filing bug reports and feature requests, and guidance on how to develop stdlib, see the main project repository.

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