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# bkhl's solution

## to Twelve Days in the Python Track

Published at Oct 11 2019 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

#### Note:

This exercise has changed since this solution was written.

Output the lyrics to 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.

``````On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me: two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me: three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: four Calling Birds, three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: five Gold Rings, four Calling Birds, three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: six Geese-a-Laying, five Gold Rings, four Calling Birds, three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me: seven Swans-a-Swimming, six Geese-a-Laying, five Gold Rings, four Calling Birds, three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: eight Maids-a-Milking, seven Swans-a-Swimming, six Geese-a-Laying, five Gold Rings, four Calling Birds, three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: nine Ladies Dancing, eight Maids-a-Milking, seven Swans-a-Swimming, six Geese-a-Laying, five Gold Rings, four Calling Birds, three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: ten Lords-a-Leaping, nine Ladies Dancing, eight Maids-a-Milking, seven Swans-a-Swimming, six Geese-a-Laying, five Gold Rings, four Calling Birds, three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me: eleven Pipers Piping, ten Lords-a-Leaping, nine Ladies Dancing, eight Maids-a-Milking, seven Swans-a-Swimming, six Geese-a-Laying, five Gold Rings, four Calling Birds, three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: twelve Drummers Drumming, eleven Pipers Piping, ten Lords-a-Leaping, nine Ladies Dancing, eight Maids-a-Milking, seven Swans-a-Swimming, six Geese-a-Laying, five Gold Rings, four Calling Birds, three French Hens, two Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
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## Exception messages

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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 twelve_days_test.py`
• Python 3.4+: `pytest twelve_days_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 twelve_days_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`

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## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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### twelve_days_test.py

``````import unittest

from twelve_days import recite

# Tests adapted from `problem-specifications//canonical-data.json` @ v1.2.0

class TwelveDaysTest(unittest.TestCase):
def test_first_day_a_partridge_in_a_pear_tree(self):
expected = [
"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(1, 1), expected)

def test_second_day_two_turtle_doves(self):
expected = [
"On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(2, 2), expected)

def test_third_day_three_french_hens(self):
expected = [
"On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(3, 3), expected)

def test_fourth_day_four_calling_birds(self):
expected = [
"On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"four Calling Birds, "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(4, 4), expected)

def test_fifth_day_five_gold_rings(self):
expected = [
"On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"five Gold Rings, "
"four Calling Birds, "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(5, 5), expected)

def test_sixth_day_six_geese_a_laying(self):
expected = [
"On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"six Geese-a-Laying, "
"five Gold Rings, "
"four Calling Birds, "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(6, 6), expected)

def test_seventh_day_seven_swans_a_swimming(self):
expected = [
"On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"seven Swans-a-Swimming, "
"six Geese-a-Laying, "
"five Gold Rings, "
"four Calling Birds, "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(7, 7), expected)

def test_eighth_day_eight_maids_a_milking(self):
expected = [
"On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"eight Maids-a-Milking, "
"seven Swans-a-Swimming, "
"six Geese-a-Laying, "
"five Gold Rings, "
"four Calling Birds, "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(8, 8), expected)

expected = [
"On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"eight Maids-a-Milking, "
"seven Swans-a-Swimming, "
"six Geese-a-Laying, "
"five Gold Rings, "
"four Calling Birds, "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(9, 9), expected)

def test_tenth_day_ten_lords_a_leaping(self):
expected = [
"On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"ten Lords-a-Leaping, "
"eight Maids-a-Milking, "
"seven Swans-a-Swimming, "
"six Geese-a-Laying, "
"five Gold Rings, "
"four Calling Birds, "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(10, 10), expected)

def test_eleventh_day_eleven_pipers_piping(self):
expected = [
"On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"eleven Pipers Piping, "
"ten Lords-a-Leaping, "
"eight Maids-a-Milking, "
"seven Swans-a-Swimming, "
"six Geese-a-Laying, "
"five Gold Rings, "
"four Calling Birds, "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(11, 11), expected)

def test_twelfth_day_twelve_drummers_drumming(self):
expected = [
"On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: "
"twelve Drummers Drumming, "
"eleven Pipers Piping, "
"ten Lords-a-Leaping, "
"eight Maids-a-Milking, "
"seven Swans-a-Swimming, "
"six Geese-a-Laying, "
"five Gold Rings, "
"four Calling Birds, "
"three French Hens, "
"two Turtle Doves, "
"and a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
]
self.assertEqual(recite(12, 12), expected)

def test_recites_first_three_verses_of_the_song(self):
expected = [recite(n, n)[0] for n in range(1, 4)]
self.assertEqual(recite(1, 3), expected)

def test_recites_three_verses_from_the_middle_of_the_song(self):
expected = [recite(n, n)[0] for n in range(4, 7)]
self.assertEqual(recite(4, 6), expected)

def test_recites_the_whole_song(self):
expected = [recite(n, n)[0] for n in range(1, 13)]
self.assertEqual(recite(1, 12), expected)

if __name__ == "__main__":
unittest.main()``````
``````#!/usr/bin/env python3

COUNTING_WORDS = [
"first",
"second",
"third",
"fourth",
"fifth",
"sixth",
"seventh",
"eighth",
"ninth",
"tenth",
"eleventh",
"twelfth",
]

"a Partridge in a Pear Tree",
"two Turtle Doves",
"three French Hens",
"four Calling Birds",
"five Gold Rings",
"six Geese-a-Laying",
"seven Swans-a-Swimming",
"eight Maids-a-Milking",
"ten Lords-a-Leaping",
"eleven Pipers Piping",
"twelve Drummers Drumming",
]

if day == 1:
else:

def recite_verse(day):
return (
f"On the {COUNTING_WORDS[day - 1]} day of Christmas my true love "
)

def recite(start_verse, end_verse):
return [recite_verse(day) for day in range(start_verse, end_verse + 1)]``````