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Discussion on: Basic Javascript: Removing Duplicates from an Array

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James Thomson

The reduce function uses and accumulator as part of its logic. The [] is the starting value (an empty array) of the accumulator.

Simplified, using the reduce function to produce a total based on an array of values, we could start the reduce loop with the value 0.

const arr = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8];

const newArr = arr.reduce((acc, cur) => acc + cur, 0) // 36

We could also start it with another value, perhaps as a running total.

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