 paulfioravanti's solution

to Luhn in the Elixir Track

Published at Aug 10 2019 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

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

The Luhn algorithm is a simple checksum formula used to validate a variety of identification numbers, such as credit card numbers and Canadian Social Insurance Numbers.

The task is to check if a given string is valid.

Validating a Number

Strings of length 1 or less are not valid. Spaces are allowed in the input, but they should be stripped before checking. All other non-digit characters are disallowed.

Example 1: valid credit card number

4539 1488 0343 6467

The first step of the Luhn algorithm is to double every second digit, starting from the right. We will be doubling

4_3_ 1_8_ 0_4_ 6_6_

If doubling the number results in a number greater than 9 then subtract 9 from the product. The results of our doubling:

8569 2478 0383 3437

Then sum all of the digits:

8+5+6+9+2+4+7+8+0+3+8+3+3+4+3+7 = 80

If the sum is evenly divisible by 10, then the number is valid. This number is valid!

Example 2: invalid credit card number

8273 1232 7352 0569

Double the second digits, starting from the right

7253 2262 5312 0539

Sum the digits

7+2+5+3+2+2+6+2+5+3+1+2+0+5+3+9 = 57

57 is not evenly divisible by 10, so this number is not valid.

Running tests

Execute the tests with:

\$ mix test

Pending tests

In the test suites, all but the first test have been skipped.

Once you get a test passing, you can unskip the next one by commenting out the relevant @tag :pending with a # symbol.

For example:

# @tag :pending
test "shouting" do
assert Bob.hey("WATCH OUT!") == "Whoa, chill out!"
end

Or, you can enable all the tests by commenting out the ExUnit.configure line in the test suite.

# ExUnit.configure exclude: :pending, trace: true

If you're stuck on something, it may help to look at some of the available resources out there where answers might be found.

Source

The Luhn Algorithm on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luhn_algorithm

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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

luhn_test.exs

defmodule LuhnTest do
use ExUnit.Case

test "single digit strings can not be valid" do
refute Luhn.valid?("1")
end

@tag :pending
test "A single zero is invalid" do
refute Luhn.valid?("0")
end

@tag :pending
test "a simple valid SIN that remains valid if reversed" do
assert Luhn.valid?("059")
end

@tag :pending
test "a simple valid SIN that becomes invalid if reversed" do
assert Luhn.valid?("59")
end

@tag :pending
test "a valid Canadian SIN" do
assert Luhn.valid?("055 444 285")
end

@tag :pending
test "invalid Canadian SIN" do
refute Luhn.valid?("055 444 286")
end

@tag :pending
test "invalid credit card" do
refute Luhn.valid?("8273 1232 7352 0569")
end

@tag :pending
test "valid strings with a non-digit included become invalid" do
refute Luhn.valid?("055a 444 285")
end

@tag :pending
test "valid strings with punctuation included become invalid" do
refute Luhn.valid?("055-444-285")
end

@tag :pending
test "valid strings with symbols included become invalid" do
refute Luhn.valid?("055£ 444\$ 285")
end

@tag :pending
test "single zero with space is invalid" do
refute Luhn.valid?(" 0")
end

@tag :pending
test "more than a single zero is valid" do
assert Luhn.valid?("0000 0")
end

@tag :pending
test "input digit 9 is correctly converted to output digit 9" do
assert Luhn.valid?("091")
end
end

test_helper.exs

ExUnit.start()
ExUnit.configure(exclude: :pending, trace: true)
defmodule Luhn do
@two_or_more_digits_only ~r/\A\d{2,}\z/

@doc """
Checks if the given number is valid via the luhn formula
"""
@spec valid?(String.t()) :: boolean
def valid?(number) do
number = String.replace(number, " ", "")

valid_format?(number) and valid_value?(number)
end

defp valid_format?(number) do
String.match?(number, @two_or_more_digits_only)
end

defp valid_value?(number) do
number
|> to_reversed_numbers()
|> Enum.chunk_every(2)
|> evenly_divisible_by_10?()
end

defp to_reversed_numbers(number) do
number
|> String.reverse()
|> String.codepoints()
|> Enum.map(&String.to_integer/1)
end

defp add_luhn_value([left_value, right_value], acc) do
right_luhn_value =
right_value
|> double()
|> subtract_9_if_greater_than_9()

acc + left_value + right_luhn_value
end

defp add_luhn_value([left_value], acc), do: acc + left_value

defp double(number), do: number * 2

defp subtract_9_if_greater_than_9(number) do
if number > 9, do: number - 9, else: number
end

defp evenly_divisible_by_10?(number), do: rem(number, 10) == 0
end