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 The Weekly Challenge 194: Digital Equaliser 11 December 2022 I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved expanding a search space and running a character frequency test. (Note that this closes today.) Task 1: Digital Clock You are given time in the format hh:mm with one missing digit. Write a script to find the highest digit between 0-9 that makes it valid time. Wild digits 3 and 4 always give the same result. Wild digits 1 and 2 vary in their result depending on the value of the other digit in the pair. And that's about it. Kotlin: ``````fun digitalclock(hhmm: String): Int { val i = hhmm.indexOf("?") if (i == 0) { if (hhmm[1] <= '3') { return 2; } return 1; } else if (i == 1) { if (hhmm[0] < '2') { return 9; } return 3; } else if (i == 3) { return 5; } else if (i == 4) { return 9; } return 0; } `````` Task 2: Frequency Equalizer You are given a string made of alphabetic characters only, `a-z`. Write a script to determine whether removing only one character can make the frequency of the remaining characters the same. To avoid chugging through with trial and error: Take a list of the frequency of occurrence of each character. Sort it numerically. Then the test is true if and only if the first value is the same as the second-to-last, and one less than the last. Raku: ``````sub frequencyequalizer(\$s) { my %f; for \$s.comb -> \$c { %f{\$c}++; } my @v = %f.values.sort; if (@v[0] == @v[*-2] && @v[0] + 1 == @v[*-1]) { return True; } return False; } `````` Full code on github. Comments on this post are now closed. If you have particular grounds for adding a late comment, comment on a more recent post quoting the URL of this one. Search 10 per page 20 per page 50 per page 100 per page Archive Tags 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 3d printing action advent of code aeronautics aikakirja anecdote animation anime army astronomy audio audio tech aviation base commerce battletech beer boardgaming book of the week bookmonth chain of command children chris chronicle church of no redeeming virtues cold war comedy computing contemporary cornish smuggler cosmic encounter coup covid-19 crime crystal cthulhu eternal cycling dead of winter doctor who documentary drama driving drone ecchi economics en garde espionage essen 2015 essen 2016 essen 2017 essen 2018 essen 2019 essen 2022 essen 2023 existential risk falklands war fandom fanfic fantasy feminism film firefly first world war flash point flight simulation food garmin drive gazebo genesys geocaching geodata gin gkp gurps gurps 101 gus harpoon historical history horror hugo 2014 hugo 2015 hugo 2016 hugo 2017 hugo 2018 hugo 2019 hugo 2020 hugo 2021 hugo 2022 hugo 2023 hugo 2024 hugo-nebula reread in brief avoid instrumented life javascript julian simpson julie enfield kickstarter kotlin learn to play leaving earth linux liquor lovecraftiana lua mecha men with beards mpd museum music mystery naval noir non-fiction one for the brow opera parody paul temple perl perl weekly challenge photography podcast politics postscript powers prediction privacy project woolsack pyracantha python quantum rail raku ranting raspberry pi reading reading boardgames social real life restaurant reviews romance rpg a day rpgs ruby rust scala science fiction scythe second world war security shipwreck simutrans smartphone south atlantic war squaddies stationery steampunk stuarts suburbia superheroes suspense television the resistance the weekly challenge thirsty meeples thriller tin soldier torg toys trailers travel type 26 type 31 type 45 vietnam war war wargaming weather wives and sweethearts writing about writing x-wing young adult Special All book reviews, All film reviews
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