Add new Factor exercises

One of the easiest ways to add new exercises to the Factor track is to translate them from other language tracks on Exercism. This page lists all of the problem specifications in the common pool of exercises which have not yet been implemented in Factor.

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We also link to all the implementations of each exercise in other languages, which you can use for inspiration.

Once you've picked an exercise, follow the instructions in this guide and submit your pull request to the Factor track repository on GitHub.

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Difference Of Squares

Find the difference between the square of the sum and the sum of the squares of the first N natural numbers.

Raindrops

Convert a number to a string, the contents of which depend on the number's factors.

Atbash Cipher

Create an implementation of the atbash cipher, an ancient encryption system created in the Middle East.

Phone Number

Clean up user-entered phone numbers so that they can be sent SMS messages.

Roman Numerals

Write a function to convert from normal numbers to Roman Numerals.

Nucleotide Count

Given a DNA string, compute how many times each nucleotide occurs in the string.

Gigasecond

Calculate the moment when someone has lived for 10^9 seconds.

Grains

Calculate the number of grains of wheat on a chessboard given that the number on each square doubles.

Scrabble Score

Given a word, compute the scrabble score for that word.

Allergies

Given a person's allergy score, determine whether or not they're allergic to a given item, and their full list of allergies.

Etl

We are going to do the `Transform` step of an Extract-Transform-Load.

Beer Song

Produce the lyrics to that beloved classic, that field-trip favorite: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.

Space Age

Given an age in seconds, calculate how old someone is in terms of a given planet's solar years.

Largest Series Product

Given a string of digits, calculate the largest product for a contiguous substring of digits of length n.

Sum Of Multiples

Given a number, find the sum of all the multiples of particular numbers up to but not including that number.

Pascals Triangle

Compute Pascal's triangle up to a given number of rows.

Clock

Implement a clock that handles times without dates.

Collatz Conjecture

Calculate the number of steps to reach 1 using the Collatz conjecture

Grade School

Given students' names along with the grade that they are in, create a roster for the school

Luhn

Given a number determine whether or not it is valid per the Luhn formula.

Nth Prime

Given a number n, determine what the nth prime is.

Sieve

Use the Sieve of Eratosthenes to find all the primes from 2 up to a given number.

All Your Base

Convert a number, represented as a sequence of digits in one base, to any other base.

Perfect Numbers

Determine if a number is perfect, abundant, or deficient based on Nicomachus' (60 - 120 CE) classification scheme for natural numbers.

Series

Given a string of digits, output all the contiguous substrings of length `n` in that string.

Binary Search

Implement a binary search algorithm.

Prime Factors

Compute the prime factors of a given natural number.

Bracket Push

Make sure the brackets and braces all match.

Crypto Square

Implement the classic method for composing secret messages called a square code.

Accumulate

Implement the `accumulate` operation, which, given a collection and an operation to perform on each element of the collection, returns a new collection containing the result of applying that operation to each element of the input collection.

Pig Latin

Implement a program that translates from English to Pig Latin

Queen Attack

Given the position of two queens on a chess board, indicate whether or not they are positioned so that they can attack each other.

Run Length Encoding

Implement run-length encoding and decoding.

Say

Given a number from 0 to 999,999,999,999, spell out that number in English.

Minesweeper

Add the numbers to a minesweeper board

Secret Handshake

Given a decimal number, convert it to the appropriate sequence of events for a secret handshake.

Sublist

Write a function to determine if a list is a sublist of another list.

Wordy

Parse and evaluate simple math word problems returning the answer as an integer.

Flatten Array

Take a nested list and return a single list with all values except nil/null

Binary Search Tree

Insert and search for numbers in a binary tree.

Diamond

Given a letter, print a diamond starting with 'A' with the supplied letter at the widest point.

Linked List

Implement a doubly linked list

List Ops

Implement basic list operations

Ocr Numbers

Given a 3 x 4 grid of pipes, underscores, and spaces, determine which number is represented, or whether it is garbled.

Rotational Cipher

Create an implementation of the rotational cipher, also sometimes called the Caesar cipher.

Strain

Implement the `keep` and `discard` operation on collections. Given a collection and a predicate on the collection's elements, `keep` returns a new collection containing those elements where the predicate is true, while `discard` returns a new collection containing those elements where the predicate is false.

Change

Correctly determine change to be given using the least number of coins

Palindrome Products

Detect palindrome products in a given range.

Pythagorean Triplet

There exists exactly one Pythagorean triplet for which a + b + c = 1000. Find the product a * b * c.

Saddle Points

Detect saddle points in a matrix.

Circular Buffer

A data structure that uses a single, fixed-size buffer as if it were connected end-to-end.

Food Chain

Generate the lyrics of the song 'I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly'

Kindergarten Garden

Given a diagram, determine which plants each child in the kindergarten class is responsible for.

Matrix

Given a string representing a matrix of numbers, return the rows and columns of that matrix.

Protein Translation

Translate RNA sequences into proteins.

React

Implement a basic reactive system.

Simple Cipher

Implement a simple shift cipher like Caesar and a more secure substitution cipher

Transpose

Take input text and output it transposed.

Bank Account

Simulate a bank account supporting opening/closing, withdraws, and deposits of money. Watch out for concurrent transactions!

Simple Linked List

Write a simple linked list implementation that uses Elements and a List

Connect

Compute the result for a game of Hex / Polygon

Forth

Implement an evaluator for a very simple subset of Forth

House

Output the nursery rhyme 'This is the House that Jack Built'.

Isbn Verifier

Check if a given string is a valid ISBN-10 number.

Spiral Matrix

Given the size, return a square matrix of numbers in spiral order.

Tournament

Tally the results of a small football competition.

Twelve Days

Output the lyrics to 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

Alphametics

Write a function to solve alphametics puzzles.

Complex Numbers

Implement complex numbers.

Dominoes

Make a chain of dominoes.

Poker

Pick the best hand(s) from a list of poker hands.

Book Store

To try and encourage more sales of different books from a popular 5 book series, a bookshop has decided to offer discounts of multiple-book purchases.

Parallel Letter Frequency

Count the frequency of letters in texts using parallel computation.

Rail Fence Cipher

Implement encoding and decoding for the rail fence cipher.

Zipper

Creating a zipper for a binary tree.

Diffie Hellman

Diffie-Hellman key exchange.

Rectangles

Count the rectangles in an ASCII diagram.

Two Bucket

Given two buckets of different size, demonstrate how to measure an exact number of liters.

Variable Length Quantity

Implement variable length quantity encoding and decoding.

Markdown

Refactor a Markdown parser

Pov

Reparent a graph on a selected node

Proverb

For want of a horseshoe nail, a kingdom was lost, or so the saying goes. Output the full text of this proverbial rhyme.

Word Search

Create a program to solve a word search puzzle.

Zebra Puzzle

Solve the zebra puzzle.

Error Handling

Implement various kinds of error handling and resource management

Grep

Search a file for lines matching a regular expression pattern. Return the line number and contents of each matching line.

Reverse String

Reverse a string

Scale Generator

Generate musical scales, given a starting note and a set of intervals.

Armstrong Numbers

Determine if a number is an Armstrong number

Dot Dsl

Write a Domain Specific Language similar to the Graphviz dot language

Go Counting

Count the scored points on a Go board.

Sgf Parsing

Parsing a Smart Game Format string.

Tree Building

Refactor a tree building algorithm.

Hangman

Implement the logic of the hangman game using functional reactive programming.

Ledger

Refactor a ledger printer.

Lens Person

Use lenses to update nested records (specific to languages with immutable data).

Paasio

Report network IO statistics