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# pfertyk's solution

## to Meetup in the Python Track

Published at Jul 13 2018 · 0 comments
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#### Note:

This solution was written on an old version of Exercism. The tests below might not correspond to the solution code, and the exercise may have changed since this code was written.

Calculate the date of meetups.

Typically meetups happen on the same day of the week. In this exercise, you will take a description of a meetup date, and return the actual meetup date.

Examples of general descriptions are:

• The first Monday of January 2017
• The third Tuesday of January 2017
• The wednesteenth of January 2017
• The last Thursday of January 2017

The descriptors you are expected to parse are: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, last, monteenth, tuesteenth, wednesteenth, thursteenth, friteenth, saturteenth, sunteenth

Note that "monteenth", "tuesteenth", etc are all made up words. There was a meetup whose members realized that there are exactly 7 numbered days in a month that end in '-teenth'. Therefore, one is guaranteed that each day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, ...) will have exactly one date that is named with '-teenth' in every month.

Given examples of a meetup dates, each containing a month, day, year, and descriptor calculate the date of the actual meetup. For example, if given "The first Monday of January 2017", the correct meetup date is 2017/1/2.

## Exception messages

Sometimes it is necessary to raise an exception. When you do this, you should include a meaningful error message to indicate what the source of the error is. This makes your code more readable and helps significantly with debugging. Not every exercise will require you to raise an exception, but for those that do, the tests will only pass if you include a message.

To raise a message with an exception, just write it as an argument to the exception type. For example, instead of `raise Exception`, you should write:

``````raise Exception("Meaningful message indicating the source of the error")
``````

## Running the tests

To run the tests, run the appropriate command below (why they are different):

• Python 2.7: `py.test meetup_test.py`
• Python 3.4+: `pytest meetup_test.py`

Alternatively, you can tell Python to run the pytest module (allowing the same command to be used regardless of Python version): `python -m pytest meetup_test.py`

### Common `pytest` options

• `-v` : enable verbose output
• `-x` : stop running tests on first failure
• `--ff` : run failures from previous test before running other test cases

For other options, see `python -m pytest -h`

## Submitting Exercises

Note that, when trying to submit an exercise, make sure the solution is in the `\$EXERCISM_WORKSPACE/python/meetup` directory.

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

For more detailed information about running tests, code style and linting, please see the help page.

## Source

Jeremy Hinegardner mentioned a Boulder meetup that happens on the Wednesteenth of every month https://twitter.com/copiousfreetime

## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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

### meetup_test.py

``````import unittest
from datetime import date

from meetup import meetup_day, MeetupDayException

# Tests adapted from `problem-specifications//canonical-data.json` @ v1.1.0

class MeetupTest(unittest.TestCase):
def test_monteenth_of_may_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 5, 'Monday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 5, 13))

def test_monteenth_of_august_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 8, 'Monday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 8, 19))

def test_monteenth_of_september_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 9, 'Monday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 9, 16))

def test_tuesteenth_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Tuesday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 3, 19))

def test_tuesteenth_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Tuesday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 4, 16))

def test_tuesteenth_of_august_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 8, 'Tuesday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 8, 13))

def test_wednesteenth_of_january_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 1, 'Wednesday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 1, 16))

def test_wednesteenth_of_february_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 2, 'Wednesday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 2, 13))

def test_wednesteenth_of_june_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 6, 'Wednesday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 6, 19))

def test_thursteenth_of_may_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 5, 'Thursday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 5, 16))

def test_thursteenth_of_june_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 6, 'Thursday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 6, 13))

def test_thursteenth_of_september_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 9, 'Thursday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 9, 19))

def test_friteenth_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Friday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 4, 19))

def test_friteenth_of_august_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 8, 'Friday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 8, 16))

def test_friteenth_of_september_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 9, 'Friday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 9, 13))

def test_saturteenth_of_february_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 2, 'Saturday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 2, 16))

def test_saturteenth_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Saturday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 4, 13))

def test_saturteenth_of_october_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 10, 'Saturday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 10, 19))

def test_sunteenth_of_may_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 5, 'Sunday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 5, 19))

def test_sunteenth_of_june_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 6, 'Sunday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 6, 16))

def test_sunteenth_of_october_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 10, 'Sunday', 'teenth'), date(2013, 10, 13))

def test_first_monday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Monday', '1st'), date(2013, 3, 4))

def test_first_monday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Monday', '1st'), date(2013, 4, 1))

def test_first_tuesday_of_may_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 5, 'Tuesday', '1st'), date(2013, 5, 7))

def test_first_tuesday_of_june_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 6, 'Tuesday', '1st'), date(2013, 6, 4))

def test_first_wednesday_of_july_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 7, 'Wednesday', '1st'), date(2013, 7, 3))

def test_first_wednesday_of_august_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 8, 'Wednesday', '1st'), date(2013, 8, 7))

def test_first_thursday_of_september_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 9, 'Thursday', '1st'), date(2013, 9, 5))

def test_first_thursday_of_october_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 10, 'Thursday', '1st'), date(2013, 10, 3))

def test_first_friday_of_november_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 11, 'Friday', '1st'), date(2013, 11, 1))

def test_first_friday_of_december_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 12, 'Friday', '1st'), date(2013, 12, 6))

def test_first_saturday_of_january_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 1, 'Saturday', '1st'), date(2013, 1, 5))

def test_first_saturday_of_february_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 2, 'Saturday', '1st'), date(2013, 2, 2))

def test_first_sunday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Sunday', '1st'), date(2013, 3, 3))

def test_first_sunday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Sunday', '1st'), date(2013, 4, 7))

def test_second_monday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Monday', '2nd'), date(2013, 3, 11))

def test_second_monday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Monday', '2nd'), date(2013, 4, 8))

def test_second_tuesday_of_may_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 5, 'Tuesday', '2nd'), date(2013, 5, 14))

def test_second_tuesday_of_june_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 6, 'Tuesday', '2nd'), date(2013, 6, 11))

def test_second_wednesday_of_july_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 7, 'Wednesday', '2nd'), date(2013, 7, 10))

def test_second_wednesday_of_august_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 8, 'Wednesday', '2nd'), date(2013, 8, 14))

def test_second_thursday_of_september_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 9, 'Thursday', '2nd'), date(2013, 9, 12))

def test_second_thursday_of_october_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 10, 'Thursday', '2nd'), date(2013, 10, 10))

def test_second_friday_of_november_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 11, 'Friday', '2nd'), date(2013, 11, 8))

def test_second_friday_of_december_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 12, 'Friday', '2nd'), date(2013, 12, 13))

def test_second_saturday_of_january_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 1, 'Saturday', '2nd'), date(2013, 1, 12))

def test_second_saturday_of_february_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 2, 'Saturday', '2nd'), date(2013, 2, 9))

def test_second_sunday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Sunday', '2nd'), date(2013, 3, 10))

def test_second_sunday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Sunday', '2nd'), date(2013, 4, 14))

def test_third_monday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Monday', '3rd'), date(2013, 3, 18))

def test_third_monday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Monday', '3rd'), date(2013, 4, 15))

def test_third_tuesday_of_may_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 5, 'Tuesday', '3rd'), date(2013, 5, 21))

def test_third_tuesday_of_june_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 6, 'Tuesday', '3rd'), date(2013, 6, 18))

def test_third_wednesday_of_july_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 7, 'Wednesday', '3rd'), date(2013, 7, 17))

def test_third_wednesday_of_august_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 8, 'Wednesday', '3rd'), date(2013, 8, 21))

def test_third_thursday_of_september_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 9, 'Thursday', '3rd'), date(2013, 9, 19))

def test_third_thursday_of_october_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 10, 'Thursday', '3rd'), date(2013, 10, 17))

def test_third_friday_of_november_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 11, 'Friday', '3rd'), date(2013, 11, 15))

def test_third_friday_of_december_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 12, 'Friday', '3rd'), date(2013, 12, 20))

def test_third_saturday_of_january_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 1, 'Saturday', '3rd'), date(2013, 1, 19))

def test_third_saturday_of_february_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 2, 'Saturday', '3rd'), date(2013, 2, 16))

def test_third_sunday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Sunday', '3rd'), date(2013, 3, 17))

def test_third_sunday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Sunday', '3rd'), date(2013, 4, 21))

def test_fourth_monday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Monday', '4th'), date(2013, 3, 25))

def test_fourth_monday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Monday', '4th'), date(2013, 4, 22))

def test_fourth_tuesday_of_may_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 5, 'Tuesday', '4th'), date(2013, 5, 28))

def test_fourth_tuesday_of_june_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 6, 'Tuesday', '4th'), date(2013, 6, 25))

def test_fourth_wednesday_of_july_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 7, 'Wednesday', '4th'), date(2013, 7, 24))

def test_fourth_wednesday_of_august_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 8, 'Wednesday', '4th'), date(2013, 8, 28))

def test_fourth_thursday_of_september_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 9, 'Thursday', '4th'), date(2013, 9, 26))

def test_fourth_thursday_of_october_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 10, 'Thursday', '4th'), date(2013, 10, 24))

def test_fourth_friday_of_november_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 11, 'Friday', '4th'), date(2013, 11, 22))

def test_fourth_friday_of_december_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 12, 'Friday', '4th'), date(2013, 12, 27))

def test_fourth_saturday_of_january_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 1, 'Saturday', '4th'), date(2013, 1, 26))

def test_fourth_saturday_of_february_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 2, 'Saturday', '4th'), date(2013, 2, 23))

def test_fourth_sunday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Sunday', '4th'), date(2013, 3, 24))

def test_fourth_sunday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Sunday', '4th'), date(2013, 4, 28))

def test_last_monday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Monday', 'last'), date(2013, 3, 25))

def test_last_monday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Monday', 'last'), date(2013, 4, 29))

def test_last_tuesday_of_may_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 5, 'Tuesday', 'last'), date(2013, 5, 28))

def test_last_tuesday_of_june_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 6, 'Tuesday', 'last'), date(2013, 6, 25))

def test_last_wednesday_of_july_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 7, 'Wednesday', 'last'), date(2013, 7, 31))

def test_last_wednesday_of_august_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 8, 'Wednesday', 'last'), date(2013, 8, 28))

def test_last_thursday_of_september_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 9, 'Thursday', 'last'), date(2013, 9, 26))

def test_last_thursday_of_october_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 10, 'Thursday', 'last'), date(2013, 10, 31))

def test_last_friday_of_november_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 11, 'Friday', 'last'), date(2013, 11, 29))

def test_last_friday_of_december_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 12, 'Friday', 'last'), date(2013, 12, 27))

def test_last_saturday_of_january_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 1, 'Saturday', 'last'), date(2013, 1, 26))

def test_last_saturday_of_february_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 2, 'Saturday', 'last'), date(2013, 2, 23))

def test_last_sunday_of_march_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 3, 'Sunday', 'last'), date(2013, 3, 31))

def test_last_sunday_of_april_2013(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2013, 4, 'Sunday', 'last'), date(2013, 4, 28))

def test_last_wednesday_of_february_2012(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2012, 2, 'Wednesday', 'last'), date(2012, 2, 29))

def test_last_wednesday_of_december_2014(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2014, 12, 'Wednesday', 'last'), date(2014, 12, 31))

def test_last_sunday_of_february_2015(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2015, 2, 'Sunday', 'last'), date(2015, 2, 22))

def test_first_friday_of_december_2012(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2012, 12, 'Friday', '1st'), date(2012, 12, 7))

def test_fifth_monday_of_march_2015(self):
self.assertEqual(
meetup_day(2015, 3, 'Monday', '5th'), date(2015, 3, 30))

def test_nonexistent_fifth_monday_of_february_2015(self):
with self.assertRaisesWithMessage(MeetupDayException):
meetup_day(2015, 2, 'Monday', '5th')

# Utility functions
def setUp(self):
try:
self.assertRaisesRegex
except AttributeError:
self.assertRaisesRegex = self.assertRaisesRegexp

def assertRaisesWithMessage(self, exception):
return self.assertRaisesRegex(exception, r".+")

if __name__ == '__main__':
unittest.main()``````
``````from datetime import date
from calendar import monthrange

def meetup_day(year, month, weekday, ordinal_number):
weekdays = ('Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday', 'Saturday', 'Sunday')
first_weekday, month_length = monthrange(year, month)
day = (7 + weekdays.index(weekday) - first_weekday) % 7 + 1
if ordinal_number == 'teenth':
min_day = 13
elif ordinal_number == 'last':
min_day = 1 + month_length - 7
else:
min_day = 1 + 7*(int(ordinal_number[0]) - 1)
while day < min_day:
day += 7
return date(year=year, month=month, day=day)``````

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