Space Age in Go
Given an age in seconds, calculate how old someone is in terms of a given planet's solar years.
exercism fetch go space-age
Given an age in seconds, calculate how old someone would be on:
- Earth: orbital period 365.25 Earth days, or 31557600 seconds
- Mercury: orbital period 0.2408467 Earth years
- Venus: orbital period 0.61519726 Earth years
- Mars: orbital period 1.8808158 Earth years
- Jupiter: orbital period 11.862615 Earth years
- Saturn: orbital period 29.447498 Earth years
- Uranus: orbital period 84.016846 Earth years
- Neptune: orbital period 164.79132 Earth years
So if you were told someone were 1,000,000,000 seconds old, you should be able to say that they're 31.69 Earth-years old.
If you're wondering why Pluto didn't make the cut, go watch this youtube video.
This may be the first Go track exercise you encounter without a stub: a
space_age.go file for your solution. You may not see stubs in
the future and should begin to get comfortable with creating your own Go files
for your solutions.
One way to figure out what the function signature(s) you would need is to look at the corresponding *_test.go file. It will show you what the package level functions(s) should be that the test will use to verify the solution.
Running the tests
To run the tests run the command
go test from within the exercise directory.
If the test suite contains benchmarks, you can run these with the
go test -bench .
Keep in mind that each reviewer will run benchmarks on a different machine, with different specs, so the results from these benchmark tests may vary.
For more detailed information about the Go track, including how to get help if you're having trouble, please visit the exercism.io Go language page.
Partially inspired by Chapter 1 in Chris Pine's online Learn to Program tutorial. http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/?Chapter=01
Submitting Incomplete Solutions
It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.