Distance to nearest vowel in a string - JavaScript

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We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in a string with atleast one vowel, and for each character in the string we have to map a number in a string representing its nearest distance from a vowel.

For example: If the string is −

const str = 'vatghvf';

Then the output should be −

const output = [1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5];

Example

Following is the code −

const str = 'vatghvf';
const nearest = (arr = [], el) => arr.reduce((acc, val) => Math.min(acc,
Math.abs(val - el)), Infinity);
const vowelNearestDistance = (str = '') => {
   const s = str.toLowerCase();
   const vowelIndex = [];
   for(let i = 0; i < s.length; i++){
      if(s[i] === 'a' || s[i] === 'e' || s[i] === 'i' || s[i] === 'o' ||
      s[i] === 'u'){
         vowelIndex.push(i);
      };
   };
   return s.split('').map((el, ind) => nearest(vowelIndex, ind));
};
console.log(vowelNearestDistance(str));

Output

Following is the output in the console −

[
   1, 0, 1, 2,
   3, 4, 5
]
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Published on 16-Sep-2020 10:00:07
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