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# Learn how to Take away Duplicates in an Array in Golang

## The challenge#

Remove the left-most duplicates from a list of integers and return the result.

``````// Remove the 3's at indices 0 and 3
// followed by removing a 4 at index 1
solve([3, 4, 4, 3, 6, 3]); // => [4, 6, 3]
``````

## The solution in Golang#

Option 1:

``````package solution

func Solve(arr []int) (res []int) {
visited := map[int]bool{}
for i := len(arr) - 1; i >= 0; i-- {
n := arr[i]
if visited[n] { continue }

visited[n] = true
res = append([]int{n}, res...)
}

return
}
``````

Option 2:

``````package solution

func Solve(arr []int) []int {
counts := make(map[int]bool)
for _,x := range arr {
counts[x]=true
}
result := make([]int,len(counts))
j := len(result)-1
for i := len(arr)-1; i>=0; i-- {
if counts[arr[i]] {
counts[arr[i]] = false;
result[j] = arr[i]
j--
}
}
return result
}
``````

Option 3:

``````package solution

func Solve(a []int) (r[]int) {
m:=map[int]int{}
for _,v:=range a{ m[v]++ }
for _,v:=range a{
if m[v]==1{
r=append(r,v)
}
m[v]--
}
return
}
``````

## Test cases to validate our solution#

``````package our_test

import (
. "github.com/onsi/ginkgo"
. "github.com/onsi/gomega"
. "codewarrior/kata"
)

func dotest(arr , exp []int) {
var ans = Solve(arr)
Expect(ans).To(Equal(exp))
}

var _ = Describe("Example tests", func() {
It("It should work for basic tests", func() {
dotest([] int{3,4,4,3,6,3}, []int{4,6,3})
dotest([] int{1,2,1,2,1,2,3}, []int{1,2,3})
dotest([] int{1,2,3,4}, []int{1,2,3,4})
dotest([] int{1,1,4,5,1,2,1}, []int{4,5,2,1})
dotest([] int{1,2,1,2,1,1,3}, []int{2,1,3})
dotest([] int{0,4,4,3,0,3}, []int{4,0,3})
})
})
``````

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