Time based operators comparison

RxJS offers a rich selection of time based operators but this diversity can come at cost when choosing the right operator for a task at hand. Below is a visual comparison of popular time based operators.

Compared operators:

( Stackblitz)

/*
interval ^0-------1-------2-------3-------4-------5-------6-------7-------8-------9------|
auditTime ^------------------------3-------------------------------7----------------------|
bufferTime ^----------------[0,1]-------------------[2,3,4]-----------------[5,6,7]-[8,9]--|
debounceTime ^------------------------------------------------------------------------9------|
sampleTime ^----------------1-----------------------4-----------------------7--------------|
throttleTime ^0-------------------------------4-------------------------------8--------------|
*/
// RxJS v6+
import { interval, merge } from 'rxjs';
import { auditTime, bufferTime, debounceTime, sampleTime, throttleTime, tap, take } from 'rxjs/operators';
const takeValue = 10;
const intrvl = 1000;
const time = 3000;
const intervaled = (operator, operatorName) =>
interval(intrvl)
.pipe(
take(takeValue),
operator,
tap(x => console.log(`${operatorName}:${x}`))
);
merge(
interval(intrvl).pipe(take(takeValue), tap(v => console.log(`i: ${v}`))),
intervaled(auditTime(time), "auditTime"),
intervaled(bufferTime(time), "bufferTime"),
intervaled(debounceTime(time), "debounceTime"),
intervaled(sampleTime(time), "sampleTime"),
intervaled(throttleTime(time), "throttleTime")
).subscribe();
// output
/*
i: 0
throttleTime:0
i: 1
i: 2
bufferTime:0,1
sampleTime:1
i: 3
auditTime:3
i: 4
throttleTime:4
i: 5
bufferTime:2,3,4
sampleTime:4
i: 6
i: 7
auditTime:7
i: 8
bufferTime:5,6,7
sampleTime:7
throttleTime:8
i: 9
bufferTime:8,9
debounceTime:9
*/