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Kevin Beck

June 27, 2019

The other day I was asked to explain the .map() method in Java Script although I use it I found I stumbled explaing it so here is a better expernation:

'The map() method creates a new array with the results of calling a provided function on every element in the calling array.' MDN

So for each element in an array you can run a function and with the results create a new array for example:

Mapping an array of numbers to an array of square roots

var numbers = [1, 4, 9];
var roots = {
return Math.sqrt(num)
// roots is now [1, 2, 3]
// numbers is still [1, 4, 9]

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