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Sum an Array of Arrays Using JavaScript or TypeScript

A demonstration of using JavaScript/TypeScript to sum up the columns of a bunch of arrays, without having to write a for-loop or while-loop.

I was recently asked what was the best way to sum up an array of arrays of numbers by their respective columns. While I’m not the best code golfer, I am rather lazy, so I do have some terse solutions up my sleeve.

Here’s my quick and dirty solution, using JavaScript’s Reduce:

// The input data looks like this,
// with each nested array having the same shape.
const input = [

// To show you the power of flex- er, I mean reduce()
const result = input.reduce(
  (acc, curr) =>, i) => x + curr[i])


Which prints the result:

[ 3, 6, 9, 12 ]