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to Anagram in the Clojure Track

Published at Jul 13 2018 · 1 comment
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Solution

Given a word and a list of possible anagrams, select the correct sublist.

Given "listen" and a list of candidates like "enlists" "google" "inlets" "banana" the program should return a list containing "inlets".

Source

Inspired by the Extreme Startup game https://github.com/rchatley/extreme_startup

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anagram_test.clj

(ns anagram-test
  (:require [clojure.test :refer [deftest is]]
            anagram))

(deftest no-matches
  (is (= []
         (anagram/anagrams-for "diaper" ["hello" "world" "zombies" "pants"]))))

(deftest detect-simple-anagram
  (is (= ["tan"] (anagram/anagrams-for "ant" ["tan" "stand" "at"]))))

(deftest does-not-confuse-different-duplicates
  (is (= [] (anagram/anagrams-for "galea" ["eagle"]))))

(deftest eliminate-anagram-subsets
  (is (= [] (anagram/anagrams-for "good" ["dog" "goody"]))))

(deftest detect-anagram
  (is (= ["inlets"]
         (let [coll ["enlists" "google" "inlets" "banana"]]
           (anagram/anagrams-for "listen" coll)))))

(deftest multiple-anagrams
  (is (= ["gallery" "regally" "largely"]
         (let [coll ["gallery" "ballerina" "regally"
                     "clergy"  "largely"   "leading"]]
           (anagram/anagrams-for "allergy" coll)))))

(deftest case-insensitive-anagrams
  (is (= ["Carthorse"]
         (let [coll ["cashregister" "Carthorse" "radishes"]]
           (anagram/anagrams-for "Orchestra" coll)))))

(deftest word-is-not-own-anagram
  (is (= [] (anagram/anagrams-for "banana" ["banana"]))))

(deftest capital-word-is-not-own-anagram
  (is (= [] (anagram/anagrams-for "BANANA" ["banana"]))))
(ns anagram)

(defn- characters [word]
  (sort (.toLowerCase word)))

(defn- anagrams? [char-seq word]
  "Given a character seq and a word, returns true when they are anagrams for each other"
  (= char-seq (characters word)))

(defn anagrams-for [word possible-anagrams]
  (let [anagram? (partial anagrams? (characters word))]
    (filter anagram? possible-anagrams)))

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I would probably go with clojure.string/lower-case instead of .toLowerCase, but that's probably just a matter of preference.

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