TypeScript: Remove Duplicates from an Array

1. Introduction

Removing duplicates from an array is a common problem in computer programming. This task is often a prerequisite to other operations like sorting, searching, or data transformation. In this blog post, we'll explore a TypeScript solution to remove duplicate values from an array.

2. Program Overview

The program will define a function called removeDuplicates which will take in an array and return a new array with all the duplicate elements removed. We will achieve this using a combination of TypeScript's array methods and the Set data structure.

3. Code Program

// Function to remove duplicates from an array
function removeDuplicates(arr: any[]): any[] {
    return [...new Set(arr)];

// Test the function
const testArray = [1, 2, 3, 2, 4, 3, 5];
const uniqueArray = removeDuplicates(testArray);
console.log(`Original Array: ${testArray}`);
console.log(`Array without duplicates: ${uniqueArray}`);


Original Array: 1,2,3,2,4,3,5
Array without duplicates: 1,2,3,4,5

4. Step By Step Explanation

1. We start by defining the removeDuplicates function, which takes an array arr as its only parameter.

2. Inside the function, we utilize the Set data structure. A Set is a collection of values where each value must be unique. This means that the same value cannot occur more than once in a Set.

3. We convert our array into a Set, which automatically removes any duplicate values.

4. Next, we use the spread operator ... to convert the Set back into an array. This is our final array with all duplicates removed.

5. After defining the function, we test it with an array containing some duplicate values and then display both the original and the processed arrays using console.log statements.