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The static SIMD.%type%.extractLane() method returns the value of a given lane.


SIMD.Float32x4.extractLane(t, index)
SIMD.Float64x2.extractLane(t, index)

SIMD.Int8x16.extractLane(t, index)
SIMD.Int16x8.extractLane(t, index)
SIMD.Int32x4.extractLane(t, index)

SIMD.Uint8x16.extractLane(t, index) 
SIMD.Uint16x8.extractLane(t, index) 
SIMD.Uint32x4.extractLane(t, index)

SIMD.Bool8x16.extractLane(t, index)
SIMD.Bool16x8.extractLane(t, index)
SIMD.Bool32x4.extractLane(t, index)
SIMD.Bool64x2.extractLane(t, index)


An instance of a corresponding SIMD type.
An index number for which lane to extract. Lanes are numbered starting at 0.

Return value

The value of the extracted lane.


  • A TypeError, if t is not the corresponding SIMD type.
  • A RangeError, if the lane index is out of bounds.


var t = SIMD.Float32x4(1, 2, 3, 4);
SIMD.Float32x4.extractLane(t, 2); 
// 3


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'SIMDConstructor.extractLane' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support Nightly build No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support Nightly build No support No support No support

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