How to get random items of an array in JavaScript

In this Article we will go through how to get random items of an array only using single line of code in JavaScript. This is a one-line JavaScript code snippet that uses one of the most popular ES6 features => Arrow Function.

Let's define this short function:

const randomItems = (arr, count) => arr.concat().reduce((p, _, __, arr) => (p[0] < count) ? [p[0] + 1, p[1].concat(arr.splice(Math.random() * arr.length | 0, 1))] : p, [0, []])[1];

#Example

randomItems([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10], 3);                        // [4, 8, 5]
randomItems(['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g', 'h', 'i', 'j'], 4);     // ['e', 'c', 'h', 'j']
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