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">
</div>
<div id="hide-me">
</div>
<div id="detach-me">
</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');
    $('#hide-me').show();
    if (window.$detached != null) {
      window.$detached.appendTo('body');
    }
  }
</script>

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.remove()
window.$removed = $('#remove-me').remove();
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.hide()
window.$hidden = $('#hide-me').hide();
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.detach()
window.$detached = $('#detach-me').detach();
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