Use underscore inside Angular controllers

When you include Underscore, it attaches itself to the window object, and so is available globally.

So you can use it from Angular code as-is.

You can also wrap it up in a service or a factory, if you’d like it to be injected:

var underscore = angular.module('underscore', []);
underscore.factory('_', ['$window', function($window) {
  return $window._; // assumes underscore has already been loaded on the page

And then you can ask for the _ in your app’s module:

// Declare it as a dependency of your module
var app = angular.module('app', ['underscore']);

// And then inject it where you need it
app.controller('Ctrl', function($scope, _) {
  // do stuff

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