Value frequencies

JavaScript, Array, Object · Oct 19, 2020

Creates an object with the unique values of an array as keys and their frequencies as the values.

  • Use Array.prototype.reduce() to map unique values to an object's keys, adding to existing keys every time the same value is encountered.
const frequencies = arr =>
  arr.reduce((a, v) => {
    a[v] = a[v] ? a[v] + 1 : 1;
    return a;
  }, {});
frequencies(['a', 'b', 'a', 'c', 'a', 'a', 'b']); // { a: 4, b: 2, c: 1 }
frequencies([...'ball']); // { b: 1, a: 1, l: 2 }

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