```
const biggestItem = arr => Math.max(...arr);
```

Returns the highest coerced numerical item of the array.

## The repository & npm package

You can find the all the utility functions from this series at github.com/martinkr/onelinecode

The library is also published to npm as @onelinecode for your convenience.

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## Top comments (9)

I'm curious how the performance compares to:

Especially in the case of large arrays, I'm not sure what the implications are (if any) to spreading a large array to function arguments

Try this - the first method seems to be about 10 times as fast

Interestingly, if you switch to a typed array, the results are reversed -

`reduce`

is 10 times as fast on Firefox, and nearly twice as fast on ChromeAnd unsurprisingly, this is even faster:

Thank you both for the performance analysis, it's very helpful to have these additional details :)

Probably need to be a bit careful describing what the function does. The function here will actually return the highest

coercednumeric value from the array ('biggest' is also slightly ambiguous):It will also return

`-Infinity`

if an empty array is passed, and return`NaN`

ifanyitem in the array cannot be coerced to a`Number`

.Thank you for your comment.

I will update the article

Too boring~! This just is a simple mathematical API.

Nobody needs your boring and simple comment π₯±, if it's not helpful to you, just ignore that post.