user3206440 user3206440 - 5 months ago 12
Ruby Question

Ruby - extracting the unique values per key from an array of hashes

From a hash like the below one, need to extract the unique values per key

array_of_hashes = [ {'a' => 1, 'b' => 2 , 'c' => 3} ,
{'a' => 4, 'b' => 5 , 'c' => 3},
{'a' => 6, 'b' => 5 , 'c' => 3} ]


Need to extract the unique values per key in an array

unique values for 'a' should give

[1,4,6]


unique values for 'b' should give

[2,5]


unique values for 'c' should give

[3]


Thoughts ?

Answer

Use Array#uniq:

array_of_hashes = [ {'a' => 1, 'b' => 2 , 'c' => 3} , 
                    {'a' => 4, 'b' => 5 , 'c' => 3}, 
                    {'a' => 6, 'b' => 5 , 'c' => 3} ]

array_of_hashes.map { |h| h['a'] }.uniq    # => [1, 4, 6]
array_of_hashes.map { |h| h['b'] }.uniq    # => [2, 5]
array_of_hashes.map { |h| h['c'] }.uniq    # => [3]
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