JavaScript — remove duplicates from array

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In this short article, I would like to show you how to remove duplicated items from an array in JavaScript.

Before we start, I would highly recommend you to check out runnable example for the solution on our website:
JavaScript — remove duplicates from array

Quick solution

In this quick solution, I’ve used the built-in filter() function which has been added to improve functional programming.

If an index with the same value is found on another position, it won’t be saved (in other words, it saves only those that occurred for the first time, it does not take into account the next ones).

Practical example:

You can run this example here

Iterative example

In this approach, I’ve used a blocker object that represents a map of elements that have already occurred. The for loop iterates only once over all elements adding to this map and if an element has already appeared, it won't add it again.

This solution is more optimal because it has lower computational complexity. 📉✅

Practical example:

You can run this example here

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