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Published at Mar 19 2021
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Instructions

Test suite

Solution

An Armstrong number is a number that is the sum of its own digits each raised to the power of the number of digits.

For example:

- 9 is an Armstrong number, because
`9 = 9^1 = 9`

- 10 is
*not*an Armstrong number, because`10 != 1^2 + 0^2 = 1`

- 153 is an Armstrong number, because:
`153 = 1^3 + 5^3 + 3^3 = 1 + 125 + 27 = 153`

- 154 is
*not*an Armstrong number, because:`154 != 1^3 + 5^3 + 4^3 = 1 + 125 + 64 = 190`

Write some code to determine whether a number is an Armstrong number.

In order to run the tests, issue the following command from the exercise directory:

For running the tests provided, `rebar3`

is used as it is the official build and
dependency management tool for erlang now. Please refer to the tracks installation
instructions on how to do that.

In order to run the tests, you can issue the following command from the exercise directory.

```
$ rebar3 eunit
```

For detailed information about the Erlang track, please refer to the help page on the Exercism site. This covers the basic information on setting up the development environment expected by the exercises.

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_number

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

```
%% Generated with 'testgen v0.2.0'
%% Revision 1 of the exercises generator was used
%% https://github.com/exercism/problem-specifications/raw/42dd0cea20498fd544b152c4e2c0a419bb7e266a/exercises/armstrong-numbers/canonical-data.json
%% This file is automatically generated from the exercises canonical data.
-module(armstrong_numbers_tests).
-include_lib("erl_exercism/include/exercism.hrl").
-include_lib("eunit/include/eunit.hrl").
'1_zero_is_an_armstrong_number_test_'() ->
{"Zero is an Armstrong number",
?_assert(armstrong_numbers:is_armstrong_number(0))}.
'2_single_digit_numbers_are_armstrong_numbers_test_'() ->
{"Single digit numbers are Armstrong numbers",
?_assert(armstrong_numbers:is_armstrong_number(5))}.
'3_there_are_no_2_digit_armstrong_numbers_test_'() ->
{"There are no 2 digit Armstrong numbers",
?_assertNot(armstrong_numbers:is_armstrong_number(10))}.
'4_three_digit_number_that_is_an_armstrong_number_test_'() ->
{"Three digit number that is an Armstrong "
"number",
?_assert(armstrong_numbers:is_armstrong_number(153))}.
'5_three_digit_number_that_is_not_an_armstrong_number_test_'() ->
{"Three digit number that is not an Armstrong "
"number",
?_assertNot(armstrong_numbers:is_armstrong_number(100))}.
'6_four_digit_number_that_is_an_armstrong_number_test_'() ->
{"Four digit number that is an Armstrong "
"number",
?_assert(armstrong_numbers:is_armstrong_number(9474))}.
'7_four_digit_number_that_is_not_an_armstrong_number_test_'() ->
{"Four digit number that is not an Armstrong "
"number",
?_assertNot(armstrong_numbers:is_armstrong_number(9475))}.
'8_seven_digit_number_that_is_an_armstrong_number_test_'() ->
{"Seven digit number that is an Armstrong "
"number",
?_assert(armstrong_numbers:is_armstrong_number(9926315))}.
'9_seven_digit_number_that_is_not_an_armstrong_number_test_'() ->
{"Seven digit number that is not an Armstrong "
"number",
?_assertNot(armstrong_numbers:is_armstrong_number(9926314))}.
```

```
-module(armstrong_numbers).
-export([is_armstrong_number/1,calc_sum_of_digits/3]).
is_armstrong_number(_Number) -> Number_str = integer_to_list(_Number),
case calc_sum_of_digits(Number_str, length(Number_str), 0) of
_Number -> true;
_ -> false
end.
calc_sum_of_digits([],_, Sum) -> Sum;
calc_sum_of_digits([H|T], Number_length, Sum) -> calc_sum_of_digits(T, Number_length, trunc(math:pow((H - 48),Number_length)) + Sum) .
```

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