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to Raindrops in the Erlang Track

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Test suite

Convert a number to a string, the contents of which depend on the number's factors.

  • If the number has 3 as a factor, output 'Pling'.
  • If the number has 5 as a factor, output 'Plang'.
  • If the number has 7 as a factor, output 'Plong'.
  • If the number does not have 3, 5, or 7 as a factor, just pass the number's digits straight through.


  • 28's factors are 1, 2, 4, 7, 14, 28.
    • In raindrop-speak, this would be a simple "Plong".
  • 30's factors are 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 30.
    • In raindrop-speak, this would be a "PlingPlang".
  • 34 has four factors: 1, 2, 17, and 34.
    • In raindrop-speak, this would be "34".

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'1_the_sound_for_1_is_1_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 1 is 1",
     ?_assertEqual("1", raindrops:convert(1))}.

'2_the_sound_for_3_is_pling_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 3 is Pling",
     ?_assertEqual("Pling", raindrops:convert(3))}.

'3_the_sound_for_5_is_plang_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 5 is Plang",
     ?_assertEqual("Plang", raindrops:convert(5))}.

'4_the_sound_for_7_is_plong_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 7 is Plong",
     ?_assertEqual("Plong", raindrops:convert(7))}.

'5_the_sound_for_6_is_pling_as_it_has_a_factor_3_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 6 is Pling as it has a "
     "factor 3",
     ?_assertEqual("Pling", raindrops:convert(6))}.

'6_2_to_the_power_3_does_not_make_a_raindrop_sound_as_3_is_the_exponent_not_the_base_test_'() ->
    {"2 to the power 3 does not make a raindrop "
     "sound as 3 is the exponent not the base",
     ?_assertEqual("8", raindrops:convert(8))}.

'7_the_sound_for_9_is_pling_as_it_has_a_factor_3_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 9 is Pling as it has a "
     "factor 3",
     ?_assertEqual("Pling", raindrops:convert(9))}.

'8_the_sound_for_10_is_plang_as_it_has_a_factor_5_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 10 is Plang as it has "
     "a factor 5",
     ?_assertEqual("Plang", raindrops:convert(10))}.

'9_the_sound_for_14_is_plong_as_it_has_a_factor_of_7_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 14 is Plong as it has "
     "a factor of 7",
     ?_assertEqual("Plong", raindrops:convert(14))}.

'10_the_sound_for_15_is_pling_plang_as_it_has_factors_3_and_5_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 15 is PlingPlang as it "
     "has factors 3 and 5",
     ?_assertEqual("PlingPlang", raindrops:convert(15))}.

'11_the_sound_for_21_is_pling_plong_as_it_has_factors_3_and_7_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 21 is PlingPlong as it "
     "has factors 3 and 7",
     ?_assertEqual("PlingPlong", raindrops:convert(21))}.

'12_the_sound_for_25_is_plang_as_it_has_a_factor_5_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 25 is Plang as it has "
     "a factor 5",
     ?_assertEqual("Plang", raindrops:convert(25))}.

'13_the_sound_for_27_is_pling_as_it_has_a_factor_3_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 27 is Pling as it has "
     "a factor 3",
     ?_assertEqual("Pling", raindrops:convert(27))}.

'14_the_sound_for_35_is_plang_plong_as_it_has_factors_5_and_7_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 35 is PlangPlong as it "
     "has factors 5 and 7",
     ?_assertEqual("PlangPlong", raindrops:convert(35))}.

'15_the_sound_for_49_is_plong_as_it_has_a_factor_7_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 49 is Plong as it has "
     "a factor 7",
     ?_assertEqual("Plong", raindrops:convert(49))}.

'16_the_sound_for_52_is_52_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 52 is 52",
     ?_assertEqual("52", raindrops:convert(52))}.

'17_the_sound_for_105_is_pling_plang_plong_as_it_has_factors_3_5_and_7_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 105 is PlingPlangPlong "
     "as it has factors 3, 5 and 7",

'18_the_sound_for_3125_is_plang_as_it_has_a_factor_5_test_'() ->
    {"the sound for 3125 is Plang as it has "
     "a factor 5",
     ?_assertEqual("Plang", raindrops:convert(3125))}.


rain_sounds(Number) ->
    [Sound || {Divizible, Sound} <- [
                                     {Number rem 3 =:= 0, "Pling"},
                                     {Number rem 5 =:= 0, "Plang"},
                                     {Number rem 7 =:= 0, "Plong"}

convert(Number) -> 
    convert(Number, rain_sounds(Number)).

convert(Number, []) ->
convert(_Number, Sounds) ->

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