Repeat the given string n times. Fastest implementation for repeating a string (2x faster than the native method)
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Repeat the given string n times. Fastest implementation for repeating a string.

Install

Install with npm:

$ npm install --save repeat-string

Usage

repeat

Repeat the given string the specified number of times.

Example:

Example

var repeat = require('repeat-string');
repeat('A', 5);
//=> AAAAA

Params

  • string {String}: The string to repeat
  • number {Number}: The number of times to repeat the string
  • returns {String}: Repeated string

Benchmarks

Repeat string is significantly faster than the native method (which is itself faster than repeating):

# 2x
repeat-string  █████████████████████████  (26,953,977 ops/sec)
repeating      █████████                  (9,855,695 ops/sec)
native         ██████████████████         (19,453,895 ops/sec)

# 3x
repeat-string  █████████████████████████  (19,445,252 ops/sec)
repeating      ███████████                (8,661,565 ops/sec)
native         ████████████████████       (16,020,598 ops/sec)

# 10x
repeat-string  █████████████████████████  (23,792,521 ops/sec)
repeating      █████████                  (8,571,332 ops/sec)
native         ███████████████            (14,582,955 ops/sec)

# 50x
repeat-string  █████████████████████████  (23,640,179 ops/sec)
repeating      █████                      (5,505,509 ops/sec)
native         ██████████                 (10,085,557 ops/sec)

# 250x
repeat-string  █████████████████████████  (23,489,618 ops/sec)
repeating      ████                       (3,962,937 ops/sec)
native         ████████                   (7,724,892 ops/sec)

# 2000x
repeat-string  █████████████████████████  (20,315,172 ops/sec)
repeating      ████                       (3,297,079 ops/sec)
native         ███████                    (6,203,331 ops/sec)

# 20000x
repeat-string  █████████████████████████  (23,382,915 ops/sec)
repeating      ███                        (2,980,058 ops/sec)
native         █████                      (5,578,808 ops/sec)

Run the benchmarks

Install dev dependencies:

npm i -d && node benchmark

About

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Contributing

Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Please read the contributing guide for avice on opening issues, pull requests, and coding standards.

Contributors

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61 jonschlinkert
2 LinusU
2 tbusser
1 doowb
1 wooorm

Building docs

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Running tests

Install dev dependencies:

$ npm install -d && npm test

Author

Jon Schlinkert

License

Copyright © 2016, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT license.


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