scramble

0.0.4 • Public • Published

ScrambleJS

Efficient shuffling of arrays and strings in JavaScript

Getting it

ScrambleJS is available as Node module

$ npm install scramble --save

As well as a bower component

$ bower install scramble --save 

Or it can be directly set up from this repo

$ git clone git@github.com:sanchitgera/ScrambleJS
cd ScrambleJS/
$ npm install 
$ npm run uglify

Usage

On the server

var scramble = require('scramble');
 
var input = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10];
var output = scramble(input); 

In the browser

<script src="./path/to/my/scripts/scrambled.min.js"></script>
<script>
  scramble('This is a long string with way too many spaces');
</script> 

Options

Preserve

You can additionally preserve a portion of the array and have it fixed through the scrambling process. For example,

var input = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10];
 
for( var i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
  scramble(input, {
    preserve: [2, 5]
  });
}
//Output 1 
[ 8, 10, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1, 9, 2 ]
//Output 2
[ 2, 10, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 1, 7, 9 ]
//Output 3
[ 1, 8, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2, 9, 10 ]
 

This preserves the elements between the indices 2 and 5 (inclusive) in every iteration.

Attach

Scramble can be invoked as a native function on arrays and strings by calling attach first.

// Attaches scramble as a native function
scramble.attach(); 
 
var inputArray = ['foo', 'bar', 'baz'];
inputArray.scramble();
 
var inputString = 'Hello World!';
inputString.scramble();

Modifying built in objects isn't, however, best practice necessarily. Be careful :)

Testing

All tests are contained in lib/scrambleSpec. To run them,

$ npm install 
$ npm test

License

Copyright (c) 2015, Sanchit Gera. (MIT License)

See LICENSE for more info.

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