map vs native for loop

JavaScript performance comparison

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

Preparation code

<script src=""></script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    testArray = new Array(100);
    for(var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
      testArray[i] = i;
    mapA = 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);
for loop map
var result = mapA(testArray, double);
built in js map
var result =;

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