# Longest subarray with unit difference in JavaScript

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## Problem

We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in an array of numbers, arr, as the first and the only argument

Our function should find and return the length of such a subarray where the difference between its maximum value and its minimum value is exactly 1.

For example, if the input to the function is −

const arr = [2, 4, 3, 3, 6, 3, 4, 8];

Then the output should be −

const output = 5;

## Output Explanation

Because the desired subarray is [4, 3, 3, 3, 4]

## Example

Following is the code −

const arr = [2, 4, 3, 3, 6, 3, 4, 8];
const longestSequence = (arr = []) => {
const map = arr.reduce((acc, num) => {
acc[num] = (acc[num] || 0) + 1
return acc
}, {})

return Object.keys(map).reduce((max, key) => {
const nextKey = parseInt(key, 10) + 1
if (map[nextKey] >= 0) {
return Math.max(
max,
map[key] + map[nextKey],
)
}
return max
}, 0);
};
console.log(longestSequence(arr));

## Output

Following is the console output −

5