# chunk an array

## Chunk an Array

Chunking an array means splitting it into smaller arrays with a specific size. For example, if we have an array of 10 elements and we want to chunk it into arrays of 3 elements each, we would end up with 4 smaller arrays: [0, 1, 2], [3, 4, 5], [6, 7, 8], and [9].

### Method 1: Using a for loop

We can use a for loop and the slice method to create chunks of the array:


function chunkArray(arr, size) {
const chunks = [];

for (let i = 0; i < arr.length; i += size) {
chunks.push(arr.slice(i, i + size));
}

return chunks;
}

const myArray = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10];
const chunkedArray = chunkArray(myArray, 3);

console.log(chunkedArray); // [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9], [10]]


In this example, we start by creating an empty array called chunks that we will eventually fill with the smaller arrays. We then loop through the original array and increment the loop counter by the chunk size. For each iteration of the loop, we use the slice method to extract a portion of the original array and add it to the chunks array with the push method.

### Method 2: Using the splice method

Another way to chunk an array is to use the splice method:


function chunkArray(arr, size) {
const chunks = [];

while (arr.length > 0) {
chunks.push(arr.splice(0, size));
}

return chunks;
}

const myArray = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10];
const chunkedArray = chunkArray(myArray, 3);

console.log(chunkedArray); // [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9], [10]]


In this example, we again start by creating an empty array called chunks. We then use a while loop to repeatedly extract portions of the original array using the splice method until the original array has been fully emptied. For each iteration of the loop, we add the extracted portion to the chunks array with the push method.

Both of these methods are effective for chunking an array, but you may want to choose one over the other depending on the specific use case and performance requirements.