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to Scrabble Score in the JavaScript Track

Published at Oct 25 2020 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

Given a word, compute the scrabble score for that word.

Letter Values

You'll need these:

``````Letter                           Value
A, E, I, O, U, L, N, R, S, T       1
D, G                               2
B, C, M, P                         3
F, H, V, W, Y                      4
K                                  5
J, X                               8
Q, Z                               10
``````

Examples

"cabbage" should be scored as worth 14 points:

• 3 points for C
• 1 point for A, twice
• 3 points for B, twice
• 2 points for G
• 1 point for E

And to total:

• `3 + 2*1 + 2*3 + 2 + 1`
• = `3 + 2 + 6 + 3`
• = `5 + 9`
• = 14

Extensions

• You can play a double or a triple letter.
• You can play a double or a triple word.

Setup

Go through the setup instructions for Javascript to install the necessary dependencies:

https://exercism.io/tracks/javascript/installation

Requirements

Please `cd` into exercise directory before running all below commands.

Install assignment dependencies:

``````\$ npm install
``````

Making the test suite pass

Execute the tests with:

``````\$ npm test
``````

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

Once you get a test passing, you can enable the next one by changing `xtest` to `test`.

Submitting Solutions

Once you have a solution ready, you can submit it using:

``````exercism submit scrabble-score.js
``````

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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

Exercise Source Credits

Inspired by the Extreme Startup game https://github.com/rchatley/extreme_startup

scrabble-score.spec.js

``````import { score } from './scrabble-score';

describe('Scrabble', () => {
test('lowercase letter', () => {
expect(score('a')).toEqual(1);
});

xtest('uppercase letter', () => {
expect(score('A')).toEqual(1);
});

xtest('valuable letter', () => {
expect(score('f')).toEqual(4);
});

xtest('short word', () => {
expect(score('at')).toEqual(2);
});

xtest('short, valuable word', () => {
expect(score('zoo')).toEqual(12);
});

xtest('medium word', () => {
expect(score('street')).toEqual(6);
});

xtest('medium, valuable word', () => {
expect(score('quirky')).toEqual(22);
});

xtest('long, mixed-case word', () => {
expect(score('OxyphenButazone')).toEqual(41);
});

xtest('english-like word', () => {
expect(score('pinata')).toEqual(8);
});

xtest('empty input', () => {
expect(score('')).toEqual(0);
});

xtest('entire alphabet available', () => {
expect(score('abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz')).toEqual(87);
});
});``````
``````//
// This is only a SKELETON file for the 'Scrabble Score' exercise. It's been provided as a
// convenience to get you started writing code faster.
//

const letterMapping = {
A: 1,
B: 3,
C: 3,
D: 2,
E: 1,
F: 4,
G: 2,
H: 4,
I: 1,
J: 8,
K: 5,
L: 1,
M: 3,
N: 1,
O: 1,
P: 3,
Q: 10,
R: 1,
S: 1,
T: 1,
U: 1,
V: 4,
W: 4,
X: 8,
Y: 4,
Z: 10
};

export const score = word =>
word.length
? word
.toUpperCase()
.split('')
.reduce((total, letter) => (letterMapping[letter] || 0) + total, 0)
: 0;``````

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