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How to chunk an array in Ruby

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

In Ruby 1.8.6, I have an array of, say, 100,000 user ids, each of which is an int. I want to perform a block of code on these user ids but I want to do it in chunks. For example, I want to process them 100 at a time. How can I easily achieve this as simply as possible?

I could do something like the following, but probably there’s an easier way:

a = Array.new
userids.each { |userid|
  a << userid
  if a.length == 100
    # Process chunk
    a = Array.new
  end
}
unless a.empty?
  # Process chunk
end
Answers:
require 'enumerator'
userids.each_slice(100) do |a|
  # do something with a
end

Questions:
Answers:

Rails has in_groups_of, which under the hood uses each_slice.

userids.in_groups_of(100){|group|
  //process group
}