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Instructions
Test suite
Solution

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

For example, for the input '1027839564', the largest product for a series of 3 digits is 270 (9 * 5 * 6), and the largest product for a series of 5 digits is 7560 (7 * 8 * 3 * 9 * 5).

Note that these series are only required to occupy adjacent positions in the input; the digits need not be numerically consecutive.

For the input '73167176531330624919225119674426574742355349194934', the largest product for a series of 6 digits is 23520.

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As you work your way through the test suite, be sure to remove the skip <| calls from each test until you get them all passing!

Source

A variation on Problem 8 at Project Euler http://projecteuler.net/problem=8

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Tests.elm

module Tests exposing (tests)

import Expect
import LargestSeriesProduct exposing (largestProduct)
import Test exposing (..)


tests : Test
tests =
    describe "largestProduct"
        [ test "can find the largest product of 2 with numbers in order" <|
            \() -> Expect.equal (Just 72) (largestProduct 2 "0123456789")
        , skip <|
            test "can find the largest product of 2" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 48) (largestProduct 2 "576802143")
        , skip <|
            test "finds the largest product if span equals length" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 18) (largestProduct 2 "29")
        , skip <|
            test "can find the largest product of 3 with numbers in order" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 504) (largestProduct 3 "0123456789")
        , skip <|
            test "can find the largest product of 3" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 270) (largestProduct 3 "1027839564")
        , skip <|
            test "can find the largest product of 5 with numbers in order" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 15120) (largestProduct 5 "0123456789")
        , skip <|
            test "can get the largest product of a big number" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 23520) (largestProduct 6 "73167176531330624919225119674426574742355349194934")
        , skip <|
            test "can get the largest product of a big number II" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 28350) (largestProduct 6 "52677741234314237566414902593461595376319419139427")
        , skip <|
            test "can get the largest product of a big number (Project Euler)" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 23514624000) (largestProduct 13 "7316717653133062491922511967442657474235534919493496983520312774506326239578318016984801869478851843858615607891129494954595017379583319528532088055111254069874715852386305071569329096329522744304355766896648950445244523161731856403098711121722383113622298934233803081353362766142828064444866452387493035890729629049156044077239071381051585930796086670172427121883998797908792274921901699720888093776657273330010533678812202354218097512545405947522435258490771167055601360483958644670632441572215539753697817977846174064955149290862569321978468622482839722413756570560574902614079729686524145351004748216637048440319989000889524345065854122758866688116427171479924442928230863465674813919123162824586178664583591245665294765456828489128831426076900422421902267105562632111110937054421750694165896040807198403850962455444362981230987879927244284909188845801561660979191338754992005240636899125607176060588611646710940507754100225698315520005593572972571636269561882670428252483600823257530420752963450")
        , skip <|
            test "reports zero if the only digits are zero" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 0) (largestProduct 2 "0000")
        , skip <|
            test "reports zero if all spans include zero" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 0) (largestProduct 3 "99099")
        , skip <|
            test "rejects span longer than string length" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal Nothing (largestProduct 4 "123")
        , skip <|
            test "reports 1 for empty string and empty product (0 span)" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 1) (largestProduct 0 "")
        , skip <|
            test "reports 1 for nonempty string and empty product (0 span)" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal (Just 1) (largestProduct 0 "123")
        , skip <|
            test "rejects empty string and nonzero span" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal Nothing (largestProduct 1 "")
        , skip <|
            test "rejects invalid character in digits" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal Nothing (largestProduct 2 "1234a5")
        , skip <|
            test "rejects negative span" <|
                \() -> Expect.equal Nothing (largestProduct -1 "12345")
        ]
module LargestSeriesProduct exposing (largestProduct)


largestProduct : Int -> String -> Maybe Int
largestProduct length series =
    if isInvalid length series then
        Nothing

    else if length == 0 then
        Just 1

    else
        let
            product =
                series
                    |> String.split ""
                    |> List.map toInt
                    |> chunkEvery length
                    |> List.foldl compareProducts 0
        in
        Just product



-- PRIVATE


isInvalid : Int -> String -> Bool
isInvalid length series =
    let
        isSpanTooLarge : Int -> String -> Bool
        isSpanTooLarge length_ series_ =
            length_ > String.length series_

        isNonZeroLengthOnEmptyString : Int -> String -> Bool
        isNonZeroLengthOnEmptyString length_ series_ =
            length_ /= 0 && series_ == ""

        hasInvalidCharacterInDigits : String -> Bool
        hasInvalidCharacterInDigits series_ =
            String.any (not << Char.isDigit) series_

        hasNegativeLength : Int -> Bool
        hasNegativeLength length_ =
            length_ < 0
    in
    isSpanTooLarge length series
        || isNonZeroLengthOnEmptyString length series
        || hasInvalidCharacterInDigits series
        || hasNegativeLength length


compareProducts : List Int -> Int -> Int
compareProducts subSeries acc =
    let
        product =
            List.foldl (*) 1 subSeries
    in
    if product > acc then
        product

    else
        acc


toInt : String -> Int
toInt string =
    string
        |> String.toInt
        |> Maybe.withDefault 0


chunkEvery : Int -> List Int -> List (List Int)
chunkEvery size list =
    if size == List.length list then
        [ list ]

    else
        let
            chunk =
                List.take size list

            step =
                1

            tail =
                List.drop step list
        in
        chunk :: chunkEvery size tail

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