Recursively flatten an array or arrays.

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npm install arr-flatten@1.1.0


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Recursively flatten an array or arrays.


Install with npm:

$ npm install --save arr-flatten


Install with bower

$ bower install arr-flatten --save


var flatten = require('arr-flatten');

flatten(['a', ['b', ['c']], 'd', ['e']]);
//=> ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e']

Why another flatten utility?

I wanted the fastest implementation I could find, with implementation choices that should work for 95% of use cases, but no cruft to cover the other 5%.


Related projects

  • arr-filter: Faster alternative to javascript's native filter method. | homepage
  • arr-union: Combines a list of arrays, returning a single array with unique values, using strict equality… more | homepage
  • array-each: Loop over each item in an array and call the given function on every element. | homepage
  • array-unique: Remove duplicate values from an array. Fastest ES5 implementation. | homepage


Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.


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Building docs

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To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

Running tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test


Jon Schlinkert


Copyright © 2017, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.

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