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## to Largest Series Product in the Objective-C Track

Published at Dec 10 2018 · 0 comments
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.

## Setup

There are two different methods of getting set up to run the tests with Objective-C:

• Create an Xcode project with a test target which will run the tests.
• Use the ruby gem `objc` as a test runner utility.

Both are described in more detail here: http://exercism.io/languages/objective-c

### Submitting Exercises

When submitting an exercise, make sure your solution file is in the same directory as the test code.

The submit command will look something like:

``````exercism submit <path-to-exercism-workspace>/objective-c/largest-series-product/LargestSeriesProduct.m
``````

You can find the Exercism workspace by running `exercism debug` and looking for the line beginning with Workspace.

## Source

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

## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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

### LargestSeriesProductTest.m

``````#import <XCTest/XCTest.h>

#if __has_include("LargestSeriesProductExample.h")
# import "LargestSeriesProductExample.h"
# else
# import "LargestSeriesProduct.h"
#endif

@interface LargestSeriesProductTest : XCTestCase

@end

@implementation LargestSeriesProductTest

- (void)testCanFindTheLargestProductOf2WithNumbersInOrder {
XCTAssertEqual(72, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"0123456789"] largestProduct:2]);
}

- (void)testCanFindTheLargestProductOf2 {
XCTAssertEqual(48, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"576802143"] largestProduct:2]);
}

- (void)testFindsTheLargestProductIfSpanEqualsLength {
XCTAssertEqual(18, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"29"] largestProduct:2]);
}

- (void)testCanFindTheLargestProductOf3WithNumbersInOrder {
XCTAssertEqual(504, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"0123456789"] largestProduct:3]);
}

- (void)testCanFindTheLargestProductOf3 {
XCTAssertEqual(270, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"1027839564"] largestProduct:3]);
}

- (void)testCanFindTheLargestProductOf5WithNumbersInOrder {
XCTAssertEqual(15120, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"0123456789"] largestProduct:5]);
}

- (void)testCanGetTheLargestProductOfABigNumber {
XCTAssertEqual(23520, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"73167176531330624919225119674426574742355349194934"] largestProduct:6]);
}

- (void)testCanGetTheLargestProductOfAnotherBigNumber {
XCTAssertEqual(28350, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"52677741234314237566414902593461595376319419139427"]  largestProduct:6]);
}

- (void)testCanGetTheLargestProductOfABigNumberProjectEuler {
XCTAssertEqual(23514624000, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"7316717653133062491922511967442657474235534919493496983520312774506326239578318016984801869478851843858615607891129494954595017379583319528532088055111254069874715852386305071569329096329522744304355766896648950445244523161731856403098711121722383113622298934233803081353362766142828064444866452387493035890729629049156044077239071381051585930796086670172427121883998797908792274921901699720888093776657273330010533678812202354218097512545405947522435258490771167055601360483958644670632441572215539753697817977846174064955149290862569321978468622482839722413756570560574902614079729686524145351004748216637048440319989000889524345065854122758866688116427171479924442928230863465674813919123162824586178664583591245665294765456828489128831426076900422421902267105562632111110937054421750694165896040807198403850962455444362981230987879927244284909188845801561660979191338754992005240636899125607176060588611646710940507754100225698315520005593572972571636269561882670428252483600823257530420752963450"] largestProduct:13]); //!OCLINT
}

- (void)testReportsZeroIfTheOnlyDigitsAreZero {
XCTAssertEqual(0, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"0000"] largestProduct:2]);
}

- (void)testReportsZeroIfAllSpansIncludeZero {
XCTAssertEqual(0, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"99099"] largestProduct:3]);
}

- (void)testRejectsSpanLongerThanStringLength {
XCTAssertThrows([[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"123"] largestProduct:4]);
}

- (void)testReports1ForEmptyStringAndEmptyProduct0Span {
XCTAssertEqual(1, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@""] largestProduct:0]);
}

- (void)testReports1ForNonemptyStringAndEmptyProduct0Span {
XCTAssertEqual(1, [[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"123"] largestProduct:0]);
}

- (void)testRejectsEmptyStringAndNonzeroSpan {
XCTAssertThrows([[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@""] largestProduct:1]);
}

- (void)testRejectsInvalidCharacterInDigits {
XCTAssertThrows([[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"1234a5"] largestProduct:2]);
}

- (void)testRejectsNegativeSpan {
XCTAssertThrows([[[LargestSeriesProduct alloc] initWithNumberString:@"12345"] largestProduct:-1]);
}

@end``````
``````#import "LargestSeriesProduct.h"

@interface LargestSeriesProduct()
@property NSString *productNumber;
@end

@implementation LargestSeriesProduct

- (instancetype)initWithNumberString:(NSString *)aString
{
self = [super init];
if (self) {
_productNumber = aString;
}
return self;
}

- (NSUInteger)largestProduct:(NSInteger)aNumber
{

if(aNumber > [_productNumber length]) {
[NSException raise:NSInvalidArgumentException format:@"String is shorter than requested product length"];
}
if(aNumber < 0) {
[NSException raise:NSInvalidArgumentException format:@"Cannot request negative product."];
}

NSUInteger largestProduct = 0;
if (aNumber == 0) {
return 1;
}

const char *array = [_productNumber UTF8String];

for (int i = (int)aNumber; i <= [_productNumber length]; i++) {
NSUInteger product = 1;
for (int j = i - (int)aNumber; j < i; j++) {
int digit = array[j] - '0';
if (digit < 0 || digit > 9) {
[NSException raise:NSInvalidArgumentException format:@"String contains invalid character"];
}
product = product * digit;
}
if (product > largestProduct) {
largestProduct = product;
}
product = 1;
}
return largestProduct;
}

@end``````