jQuery .remove vs. .hide vs. detach

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>

<div id="remove-me">confirm removed</div>
<div id="hide-me">confirm hidden</div>
<div id="detach-me">confirm detatched</div>

<script>
  function init() {
   // The magic init() function will be executed once before every test
   // Still not perfect, but definitely better
   $('<div id="remove-me" />').appendTo('body');
   window.$element = $('#hide-me').show();
   if (window.$detached != null) {
    window.$detached.appendTo('body');
   }
  }
</script>

Preparation code output

confirm removed
confirm hidden
confirm detatched

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Test Ops/sec
.remove()
$('#remove-me').remove();
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.hide()
$('#hide-me').hide();
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.detach()
$('#detach-me').detach();
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style.display
document.getElementById('hide-me').style.display = 'none';
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.css()
$('#hide-me').css('display', 'none');
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.css() without lookup
window.$element.css('display', 'none');
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style.display with jQuery
$('#hide-me')[0].style.display = 'none'
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style.display without lookup
window.$element[0].style.display = 'none'
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