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Lodash _.flatMap

Overview

The lodash _.flatMap method is a powerful tool in JavaScript for manipulating arrays. It is a combination of the _.map and _.flatten methods, allowing you to iterate over an array, apply a function to each element, and then flatten the resulting array into a single array, making it easy to work with flattened data.

In more detail, the _.flatMap function takes two arguments - an array and a function. The function is applied to each element of the array and returns an array. The resulting array is then flattened using _.flatten to produce a new array consisting of all the flattened elements.

One of the biggest advantages of using _.flatMap is that it allows you to chain together multiple functions. You can pass the output of one function to the next, making it easy to manipulate data in a variety of ways.

Another useful feature of _.flatMap is that it can handle nested arrays. If the function being applied to each element of the array returns a nested array, _.flatMap will automatically flatten the result. This can save a lot of time and effort when working with complex data.

Overall, the lodash _.flatMap method is an incredibly powerful tool for working with arrays in JavaScript. Its ability to manipulate and flatten data makes it a must-have for any developer working with complex data structures or large datasets.