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Published at Jan 30 2020
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Instructions

Test suite

Solution

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

In Pascal's Triangle each number is computed by adding the numbers to the right and left of the current position in the previous row.

```
1
1 1
1 2 1
1 3 3 1
1 4 6 4 1
# ... etc
```

Refer to the Exercism CoffeScript page for getting started with CoffeeScript.

In order to run the test, you can run the test file from the exercise directory:

```
jasmine-node --coffee .
```

Pascal's Triangle at Wolfram Math World http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PascalsTriangle.html

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.

```
Pascal = require './pascals-triangle'
describe 'Pascal', ->
it 'one row', ->
pascal = new PascalsTriangle()
expect(pascal.rows(0)).toEqual []
xit 'two rows', ->
pascal = new PascalsTriangle()
expect(pascal.rows(1)).toEqual [[1]]
xit 'three rows', ->
pascal = new PascalsTriangle()
expect(pascal.rows(2)).toEqual [[1], [1,1]]
xit 'four rows', ->
pascal = new PascalsTriangle()
expect(pascal.rows(3)).toEqual [[1], [1,1], [1,2,1]]
xit 'five rows', ->
pascal = new PascalsTriangle()
expect(pascal.rows(4)).toEqual [[1], [1,1], [1,2,1], [1,3,3,1]]
xit 'five rows', ->
pascal = new PascalsTriangle()
expect(pascal.rows(5)).toEqual [[1], [1,1], [1,2,1], [1,3,3,1], [1,4,6,4,1]]
xit 'six rows', ->
pascal = new PascalsTriangle()
expect(pascal.rows[6]).toEqual [[1], [1,1], [1,2,1], [1,3,3,1], [1,4,6,4,1], [1, 5, 10, 10, 5, 1]]
xit 'ten rows', ->
pascal = new PascalsTriangle()
expect(pascal.rows[6]).toEqual [[1], [1, 1], [1, 2, 1], [1, 3, 3, 1], [1, 4, 6, 4, 1], [1, 5, 10, 10, 5, 1], [1, 6, 15, 20, 15, 6, 1], [1, 7, 21, 35, 35, 21, 7, 1], [1, 8, 28, 56, 70, 56, 28, 8, 1], [1, 9, 36, 84, 126, 126, 84, 36, 9, 1]]
```

```
class PascalsTriangle
rows: (num) ->
if (num == 0) then [] else @getTriangle num
getTriangle: (num) ->
last = @getRow(last) for i in [1..num]
getRow: (last = []) ->
@getNumber(last[i-1], last[i]) for i in [0..last.length]
getNumber: (x, y) -> x + y || 1
module.exports = PascalsTriangle
```

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