map vs native for loop

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 13 of this test case created by Ceane Lamerez


test the performance of the jquery map versus a native for loop map

Preparation code

<script src="">
<script src=""></script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    testArray = new Array(100);
    for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
      testArray[i] = i;
    var o = function(arr, fn) {
        var lit = new Array(arr.length);
        for (var n = 0, lt = arr.length; n < lt; n++) {
          lit[n] = fn(arr[n]);
        return lit;
    opt = o;
    map = function(array, mapFunction) {
      var newArray = new Array(array.length);
      for (var i = 0; i < array.length; i++) {
        newArray[i] = mapFunction(array[i]);
      return newArray;
    double = function(x) {
      return x * 2;

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Test Ops/sec
jquery map
var result = $.map(testArray, double);
optimized loop map
var result = opt(testArray, double);
for loop map
var result = map(testArray, double);
var result =;
var result =, double)

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