Published at Jul 13 2018
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Instructions

Test suite

Solution

Given a string of digits, output all the contiguous substrings of length `n`

in
that string.

For example, the string "49142" has the following 3-digit series:

- 491
- 914
- 142

And the following 4-digit series:

- 4914
- 9142

And if you ask for a 6-digit series from a 5-digit string, you deserve whatever you get.

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

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

http://exercism.io/languages/javascript/installation

The provided test suite uses Jasmine. You can install it by opening a terminal window and running the following command:

```
npm install -g jasmine
```

Run the test suite from the exercise directory with:

```
jasmine series.spec.js
```

In many test suites all but the first test have been marked "pending".
Once you get a test passing, activate the next one by changing `xit`

to `it`

.

A subset of the Problem 8 at Project Euler http://projecteuler.net/problem=8

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

```
var Series = require('./series');
describe('Series', function () {
it('has digits (short)', function () {
expect(new Series('01234').digits).toEqual([0, 1, 2, 3, 4]);
});
xit('has digits (long)', function () {
expect(new Series('0123456789').digits)
.toEqual([0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]);
});
xit('keeps the digit order if reversed', function () {
expect(new Series('9876543210').digits)
.toEqual([9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0]);
});
xit('keeps arbitrary digit order', function () {
expect(new Series('936923468').digits)
.toEqual([9, 3, 6, 9, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8]);
});
xit('can slice by 1', function () {
expect(new Series('01234').slices(1))
.toEqual([[0], [1], [2], [3], [4]]);
});
xit('can slice by 2', function () {
expect(new Series('98273463').slices(2))
.toEqual([[9, 8], [8, 2], [2, 7], [7, 3], [3, 4], [4, 6], [6, 3]]);
});
xit('can slice by 3', function () {
expect(new Series('01234').slices(3))
.toEqual([[0, 1, 2], [1, 2, 3], [2, 3, 4]]);
});
xit('can slice by 3 with duplicate digits', function () {
expect(new Series('31001').slices(3))
.toEqual([[3, 1, 0], [1, 0, 0], [0, 0, 1]]);
});
xit('can slice by 4', function () {
expect(new Series('91274').slices(4))
.toEqual([[9, 1, 2, 7], [1, 2, 7, 4]]);
});
xit('can slice by 5', function () {
expect(new Series('81228').slices(5))
.toEqual([[8, 1, 2, 2, 8]]);
});
xit('throws an error if not enough digits to slice', function () {
expect( function () {
new Series('01032987583').slices(12);
}).toThrow(new Error('Slice size is too big.'));
});
});
```

```
function Series(num){
this.digits = num.split('').map(function(x){return +x});
this.slices = function(size){
if (size > this.digits.length) throw 'Slice size is too big.';
var slices=[];
for (var x=0; x<this.digits.length-size+1; ++x) {
slices.push(this.digits.slice(x,x+size));
}
return slices;
}
}
module.exports=Series;
```

A huge amount can be learned from reading other people’s code. This is why we wanted to give exercism users the option of making their solutions public.

Here are some questions to help you reflect on this solution and learn the most from it.

- What compromises have been made?
- Are there new concepts here that you could read more about to improve your understanding?

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