Generate all combinations of supplied words in JavaScript

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentFront End TechnologyObject Oriented Programming

We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in an array of strings. The function should then generate and return all possible combinations of the strings of the array.

Example

The code for this will be −

const arr = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'];
const permutations = (len, val, existing) => {
   if(len==0){
      res.push(val);
      return;
   }
   for(let i=0; i<arr.length; i++){
      // so that we do not repeat the item, using an array here makes it
      O(1) operation
      if(!existing[i]){
         existing[i] = true;
         permutations(len−1, val+arr[i], existing);
         existing[i] = false;
      }
   }
}
let res = [];
const buildPermuations = (arr = []) => {
   for(let i=0; i < arr.length; i++){
      permutations(arr.length−i, "", []);
   }
};
buildPermuations(arr);
console.log(res);

Example

And the output in the console will be −

[
   'abcd', 'abdc', 'acbd', 'acdb', 'adbc', 'adcb',
   'bacd', 'badc', 'bcad', 'bcda', 'bdac', 'bdca',
   'cabd', 'cadb', 'cbad', 'cbda', 'cdab', 'cdba',
   'dabc', 'dacb', 'dbac', 'dbca', 'dcab', 'dcba',
   'abc', 'abd', 'acb', 'acd', 'adb', 'adc',
   'bac', 'bad', 'bca', 'bcd', 'bda', 'bdc',
   'cab', 'cad', 'cba', 'cbd', 'cda', 'cdb',
   'dab', 'dac', 'dba', 'dbc', 'dca', 'dcb',
   'ab', 'ac', 'ad', 'ba', 'bc', 'bd',
   'ca', 'cb', 'cd', 'da', 'db', 'dc',
   'a', 'b', 'c', 'd'
]
raja
Published on 21-Nov-2020 09:29:10
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