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combinations

find all combinations from array

Combinations

Installation

npm install combinations

Usage

combinations(array[, min_output_array_size])
  • takes in an array, and outputs an array of arrays, containing all possible combinations of values in the original array.
  • combinations are of all sizes: all combinations of one element, and all combinations of 2 elements, and so on
  • minimum number of elements in a combination can be specified (min_output_array_size)

Example

var combinations = require('combinations');
var myArray = ['red', 'orange', 'yellow', 'green'];

combinations(myArray); 

//Output:
//  [ [ 'red' ],                      [ 'orange' ],    
//    [ 'yellow' ],                   [ 'green' ],  
//    [ 'red', 'orange' ],            [ 'red', 'yellow' ],
//    [ 'red', 'green' ],             [ 'orange', 'yellow' ],
//    [ 'orange', 'green' ],          [ 'yellow', 'green' ],
//    [ 'red', 'orange', 'yellow' ],  [ 'red', 'orange', 'green' ],
//    [ 'red', 'yellow', 'green' ],   [ 'orange', 'yellow', 'green' ],
//    [ 'red', 'orange', 'yellow', 'green' ] ]

Example with a minimum array size

combinations(myArray, 2);

//Output:
//  [ [ 'red', 'orange' ],            [ 'red', 'yellow' ],
//    [ 'red', 'green' ],             [ 'orange', 'yellow' ],
//    [ 'orange', 'green' ],          [ 'yellow', 'green' ],
//    [ 'red', 'orange', 'yellow' ],  [ 'red', 'orange', 'green' ],
//    [ 'red', 'yellow', 'green' ],   [ 'orange', 'yellow', 'green' ],
//    [ 'red', 'orange', 'yellow', 'green' ] ]