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p5.js | shorten() function
  • Last Updated : 10 Apr, 2019

The shorten() function in p5.js is used to decrease the number of elements of the given array by one.

Syntax:

shorten(Array)

Parameters: This function accepts a parameter Array whose elements are to be shortened by one.

Return Value: It returns the shortened array.

Below program illustrates the shorten() function in p5.js.
Example-1:






function setup() {
  
    // Creating Canvas size
    createCanvas(500, 90);
}
  
function draw() {
  
    // Set the background color 
    background(220);
  
    // Initializing the arrays
    let Array1 = ['IT', 'CSE', 'ECE'];
  
    // Calling to shorten() function.
    let Array2 = shorten(Array1);
  
    // Set the size of text 
    textSize(16);
  
    // Set the text color 
    fill(color('red'));
  
    // Getting new shortened array
    text("Shortened array is : " + Array2, 50, 30);
  
}


Output:

Example-2:




function setup() {
  
    // Creating Canvas size
    createCanvas(500, 90);
}
  
function draw() {
  
    // Set the background color 
    background(220);
  
    // Calling to shorten() function on an array
    // Taken as the parameter
    let Array = shorten(['Ram', 'Shayam', 'Geeta', 'Anita']);
  
    // Set the size of text 
    textSize(16);
  
    // Set the text color 
    fill(color('red'));
  
    // Getting new shortened array
    text("Shortened array is : " + Array, 50, 30);
  
}


Output:

Reference: https://p5js.org/reference/#/p5/shorten

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