binarysearch

pure js binary search for sorted javascript arrays||array like objects. returns any || last || first || closest matched key for value, or slice between 2 values where values need not exist.

binarysearch

pure js binary search for sorted javascript arrays||array like objects. returns any || last || first || closest matched key for value, or slice between 2 values where values need not exist.

returns the matched key or -1 if not found.

example

 
var bs = require('binarysearch');
 
bs([1,4,7,9,22,100,1000],7) === 2
//true 
 
bs([1],5) === -1
// true 
 

search with user defined comparitor function

bs([5,6,7,8,9],9,function(value,find){
  if(value > find) return 1;
  else if(value < find) return -1;
  return 0;
}) === 4
// true 
 

find first key that matches

bs.first([0,1,2,3,3,3,4],3) === 2
 

find last key that matches

bs.last([,1,2,3,3,3,4],3) === 4
 

find closest key to where or key of searched value in the array

  • if the key is in the array the key will point to
    • the first key that has that value by default
    • the last key that has that value if {end:true} option is specified
  • only returns -1 if array is empty
 
bs.closest([1,2,4,5,6],3) === 1
bs.closest([1,2,4,5,6],0) === 0
bs.closest([1,2,4,5,6],200) === 6
 
// non unique matching/matching at end of series 
bs.closest([1,2,4,5,5,5,6],5) === 3
bs.closest([1,2,4,5,5,5,6],5,{end:true}) === 5
 

query for rangeValue (inclusive). returns sliced values.

bs.rangeValue([1,2,3,3,3,4,4,6],3,5) === [3,3,3,4,4]
 

or simply access the array offsets directly as [start,end]

bs.range([1,2,3,3,3,4,4,6],3,5) === [2,6]
 

insert a value into a sorted array.

var arr = [1,3,4];
bs.insert(arr,2) === 1
// returns the key it inserted into  
 
arr[1] === 2
// true 
 

when you insert values and there are duplicates the default behavior is to insert the new value after the other same values. if you pass option.unique = true the key's value is replaced with the new value

var arr = [1,2,3];
bs.insert(arr,2)
// arr is [1,2,2,3] 
 
var arr = [1,2,3];
bs.insert(arr,2,{unique:true});
// arr is [1,2,3] 
 

create an object index

 
var index = bs.indexObject({a:2,b:1});
// [{k:'b',v:1},{k:a,v:2}]; 
 

search an object index

var obj = {a:{id:22,name:'bob'},b:{id:11,name:'joe'}};
// [{k:'b',v:11},{k:'a',v:22}]; 
 
index = bs.indexObject(obj,function(o1,o2){
  if(o1.id > o2.id) return 1
  else if(o1.id < o2.id) return -1;
  return 0; 
});
 
obj[bs(index,'bob').k] === {id:22,name:'bob'};
 

thanks

@rvagg https://github.com/rvagg for making leveldb bindings for node these search functions emulate leveldb query behavior.