CoDEVIANT #8 (3/29/19)

Not a great plan.
I’d like a car-wash and a bag of met-I mean…Skittles
function presses(phrase) {// To do…}
  • Create a variable starting at 0 to be our answer.
let answer = 0;
  • Create an object with
  • one being the key for values (in an array) ‘A’,’D’,’G’,’J’,’M’,’P’,’T’,’W’,’*’,’ ‘,’#’, ‘1’
  • two being the key for values in an array ‘B’,’E’,’H’,’K’,’N’,’Q’,’U’,’X’,’0'
  • three being the key for values in an array ‘C’,’F’,’I’,’L’,’O’,’R’,’V’,’Y’
  • four being the key for values in an array ‘S’,’Z’,’2',’3',’4',’5',’6',’8'
  • five being the key for values in an array ‘7’, ‘9’
let object = {one: [‘A’,’D’,’G’,’J’,’M’,’P’,’T’,’W’,’*’,’ ‘,’#’, ‘1’],two: [‘B’,’E’,’H’,’K’,’N’,’Q’,’U’,’X’,’0'],three: [‘C’,’F’,’I’,’L’,’O’,’R’,’V’,’Y’],four: [‘S’,’Z’,’2',’3',’4',’5',’6',’8'],five: [‘7’,’9']};
  • Now we turn the phrase argument (a string) we are passed into a version of itself being made entirely uppercase via the string method .toUpperCase( ) and then we turn THAT into an array with .split(‘’)
phrase = phrase.toUpperCase().split(‘’);
  • Now, since phrase is now an array of upperCased values, we use the .forEach( ) method on it with callback function arguments of current (for the current value) and index (for the index of the current value in the array phrase)
phrase.forEach((curr, index)=>{//good shit coming soon})
  • Then I originally had a series of for-loops where we would iterate over the length of the various arrays in our object that we created.
  • The gist is that if curr happens to equal any of the values in a given array, our answer variable would augment by a given integer. I wound up making 5 of them, in direct violation of D.R.Y. principles
for(let i = 0; i <= — 1; i++){   if(curr ==[i]){   console.log(‘match’);   answer += 1;   console.log(answer);   }}for(let i = 0; i <= object.two.length — 1; i++){   if(curr == object.two[i]){   console.log(‘match 2’);   answer += 2;   console.log(answer);   }}for(let i = 0; i <= object.three.length — 1; i++){   if(curr == object.three[i]){   console.log(‘match 3’);   answer += 3;   console.log(answer);   }}for(let i = 0; i <= object.four.length — 1; i++){   if(curr == object.four[i]){   console.log(‘match 4’);   answer += 4;   console.log(answer);   }}for(let i = 0; i <= object.five.length — 1; i++){   if(curr == object.five[i]){   console.log(‘match 5’);   answer += 5;   console.log(answer);   }}
  • So I decided to make a function that would basically do all of that and avoid such a heavy repetition of code.
function doubleTime(array, number, curr) {   for(let c = 0; c <= array.length; c++){      if(curr == array[c]){         answer += number;      }   }}
function presses(phrase) {let answer = 0;let object = {   one: [‘A’,’D’,’G’,’J’,’M’,’P’,’T’,’W’,’*’,’ ‘,’#’, ‘1’],   two: [‘B’,’E’,’H’,’K’,’N’,’Q’,’U’,’X’,’0'],   three: [‘C’,’F’,’I’,’L’,’O’,’R’,’V’,’Y’],   four: [‘S’,’Z’,’2',’3',’4',’5',’6',’8'],   five: [‘7’,’9']};function doubleTime(array, number, curr) {   for(let c = 0; c <= array.length; c++){      if(curr == array[c]){         answer += number;      }   }}   phrase.forEach((curr, index)=>{      console.log(curr);      doubleTime(,1, curr);      doubleTime(object.two,2,curr);      doubleTime(object.three, 3, curr);      doubleTime(object.four, 4, curr);      doubleTime(object.five, 5, curr);   });return answer;}
function presses(phrase) {var chunks = [‘1’, ‘ABC2’, ‘DEF3’, ‘GHI4’, ‘JKL5’, ‘MNO6’, ‘PQRS7’, ‘TUV8’, ‘WXYZ9’, ‘ 0’],phrase = phrase.toUpperCase().split(‘’),total = 0;   phrase.forEach(function(l) {      var key = chunks.filter(function(c) {      return c.indexOf(l) > -1;      })[0];      total += key.indexOf(l) + 1;    });   return total;}
  • They made three variables
  • chunks an array with groupings of the values based on how they are on the phone
  • phrase, just as we did, gets made into an uppercase version and then turned into an array.
  • total — zero.
  • They use a .forEach( ) method on the phrase array

Once upon a time, on a way through the old wild west,…

… a man was given directions to go from one point to another. The directions were “NORTH”, “SOUTH”, “WEST”, “EAST”. Clearly “NORTH” and “SOUTH” are opposite, “WEST” and “EAST” too. Going to one direction and coming back the opposite direction is a needless effort. Since this is the wild west, with dreadfull weather and not much water, it’s important to save yourself some energy, otherwise you might die of thirst!

How I crossed the desert the smart way.

The directions given to the man are, for example, the following:

Other examples:

In [“NORTH”, “SOUTH”, “EAST”, “WEST”], the direction “NORTH” + “SOUTH” is going north and coming back right away. What a waste of time! Better to do nothing.


Write a function dirReduc which will take an array of strings and returns an array of strings with the needless directions removed (W<->E or S<->N side by side).


dirReduc([“NORTH”, “SOUTH”, “SOUTH”, “EAST”, “WEST”, “NORTH”, “WEST”]) => [“WEST”]

See more examples in “Example Tests”


Not all paths can be made simpler. The path [“NORTH”, “WEST”, “SOUTH”, “EAST”] is not reducible. “NORTH” and “WEST”, “WEST” and “SOUTH”, “SOUTH” and “EAST” are not directly opposite of each other and can’t become such. Hence the result path is itself : [“NORTH”, “WEST”, “SOUTH”, “EAST”].

function dirReduc(arr){let answer = [];function reducer(arr, answer){console.log(‘reducer running’);console.log(arr);for(let i = 0; i <= arr.length -1; i++){   if(arr[i] == “NORTH” && arr[i+1] ==”SOUTH”){   arr[i] = ‘’;   arr[i +1] = ‘’;   }if(arr[i] ==”EAST” && arr[i+1] ==”WEST”){   arr[i] = ‘’;   arr[i +1] = ‘’;   }}for(let z = 0; z <= arr.length-1; z++){   if(arr[z] == “SOUTH” && arr[z+1] == “NORTH”){      arr[z] = ‘’;      arr[z+1] = ‘’;   }   if(arr[z] ==”WEST” && arr[z+1] ==”EAST”){      arr[z] = ‘’;      arr[z +1] = ‘’;   }}arr = arr.filter(element => element.length > 1);console.log(‘filtered’);console.log(arr);   for(let x = 0; x <= arr.length-1; x++){   if(arr[x] == ‘’){   reducer(arr);   } else {   answer = arr;  return answer;   }  } }}
…kinda like this movie.
function dirReduc(plan) {var opposite = { ‘NORTH’: ‘SOUTH’, ‘EAST’: ‘WEST’, ‘SOUTH’: ‘NORTH’, ‘WEST’: ‘EAST’};return plan.reduce(function(dirs, dir){console.log(dirs);console.log(dir);console.log(‘jump’);   if (dirs[dirs.length — 1] === opposite[dir]) dirs.pop();     else dirs.push(dir); return dirs;   }, []);}
  • I added the console.logs so we could investigate
  • We make an object called opposite with keys and values being the opposites of eachother in terms of cardinal directions.
  • We return plan, our argument for the problem which is an array of a bunch of directions.
  • We use .reduce( ) and pass in dirs (which has a symbiotic relationship with the empty array at the end) as the accumulator or the reflection of the new array we are making with .reduce( ) then we pass in dir as the current value being dealt with in our callback function that is endemic to the array-method .reduce( ).
  • We then use an if-statement and say:
  • If dirs **initially an empty array** has a value at the index of it’s current length -1 that equals the value in the object opposite using next currentValue (aka dir) as a key…then it removes the last element of the array.
  • The value of opposite[dir] never even gets put in and then we go onto the next part of the plan array.
  • Yeah, that was pretty baller.
…I couldn’t resist.


“is2 Thi1s T4est 3a” → “Thi1s is2 3a T4est”

function order(words){let array = [];words = words.split(‘ ‘);for(let i = 0; i <= words.length; i ++){   for(let c = 0; c <= words.length -1 ; c++){   let target = i + 1;   let block = words[c];      if(block.includes(target)) {         array.push(words[c]);      }   }}return array.join(‘ ‘);}
  • I made an empty array named…array (so creative).
  • I make our function’s argument words into an array.
  • We use two for-loops:
  • The first one iterates over the length of our new array words.
  • And for each single value in words, we will call it value-prime, with a counter of i
  • We have yet another for-loop that iterates over the length of words again and has a counter as c
  • We create a variable called target equalling i plus 1.
  • We create a variable called block equalling whatever word the nested for-loop is focusing on
  • Then we make an if-statement, where if the block variable we made includes target(which will always be a number)….then we will push whatever value is held by words[c].
  • We return the array as a string via the use of .join( )
function order(words){return words.split(‘ ‘).sort(function(a, b){return a.match(/\d/) — b.match(/\d/);}).join(‘ ‘);}
  • We turn our argument words into an array, and also make the elements of the array be picked based on whether they have an empty space between them.
  • Then on our array version of words we use an array method .sort( ).
  • if the returns a negative value, the value in a will be ordered before b. (ASCENDING)
  • if it returns 0, the ordering of a and b won’t change. (NOTHING)
  • if it returns a positive value, the value in b will be ordered before a. (DESCENDING)
…so practical ;)



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Adrian Rosales

Adrian Rosales

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