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# Nia11's solution

## to Transpose in the Ruby Track

Published at Sep 10 2020 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

Given an input text output it transposed.

Roughly explained, the transpose of a matrix:

``````ABC
DEF
``````

is given by:

``````AD
BE
CF
``````

Rows become columns and columns become rows. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transpose.

If the input has rows of different lengths, this is to be solved as follows:

• Pad to the left with spaces.
• Don't pad to the right.

Therefore, transposing this matrix:

``````ABC
DE
``````

results in:

``````AD
BE
C
``````

And transposing:

``````AB
DEF
``````

results in:

``````AD
BE
F
``````

In general, all characters from the input should also be present in the transposed output. That means that if a column in the input text contains only spaces on its bottom-most row(s), the corresponding output row should contain the spaces in its right-most column(s).

For installation and learning resources, refer to the Ruby resources page.

For running the tests provided, you will need the Minitest gem. Open a terminal window and run the following command to install minitest:

``````gem install minitest
``````

If you would like color output, you can `require 'minitest/pride'` in the test file, or note the alternative instruction, below, for running the test file.

Run the tests from the exercise directory using the following command:

``````ruby transpose_test.rb
``````

To include color from the command line:

``````ruby -r minitest/pride transpose_test.rb
``````

## Source

Reddit r/dailyprogrammer challenge #270 [Easy]. https://www.reddit.com/r/dailyprogrammer/comments/4msu2x/challenge_270_easy_transpose_the_input_text

## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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

### transpose_test.rb

``````require 'minitest/autorun'
require_relative 'transpose'

# Common test data version: 1.1.0 92bc877
class TransposeTest < Minitest::Test
def test_empty_string
# skip
input = ""

expected = ""

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_two_characters_in_a_row
skip
input = "A1"

expected = "A\n1"

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_two_characters_in_a_column
skip
input = "A\n1"

expected = "A1"

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_simple
skip
input = "ABC\n123"

expected = "A1\nB2\nC3"

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_single_line
skip
input = "Single line."

expected = "S\ni\nn\ng\nl\ne\n \nl\ni\nn\ne\n."

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_first_line_longer_than_second_line
skip
input = "The fourth line.\nThe fifth line."

expected = "TT\nhh\nee\n  \nff\noi\nuf\nrt\nth\nh \n l\nli\nin\nne\ne.\n."

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_second_line_longer_than_first_line
skip
input = "The first line.\nThe second line."

expected = "TT\nhh\nee\n  \nfs\nie\nrc\nso\ntn\n d\nl \nil\nni\nen\n.e\n ."

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_mixed_line_length
skip
input = "The longest line.\nA long line.\nA longer line.\nA line."

expected = "TAAA\nh   \nelll\n ooi\nlnnn\nogge\nn e.\nglr\nei \nsnl\ntei\n .n\nl e\ni .\nn\ne\n."

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_square
skip
input = "HEART\nEMBER\nABUSE\nRESIN\nTREND"

expected = "HEART\nEMBER\nABUSE\nRESIN\nTREND"

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_rectangle
skip
input = "FRACTURE\nOUTLINED\nBLOOMING\nSEPTETTE"

expected = "FOBS\nRULE\nATOP\nCLOT\nTIME\nUNIT\nRENT\nEDGE"

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end

def test_triangle
skip
input = "T\nEE\nAAA\nSSSS\nEEEEE\nRRRRRR"

expected = "TEASER\n EASER\n  ASER\n   SER\n    ER\n     R"

assert_equal expected, Transpose.transpose(input)
end
end``````
``````module Transpose
def self.transpose(input)
a = input.split("\n").map{ |word| word.gsub(/ /, '_') }
max = 0
a.each{ |word| max = word.length > max ? word.length : max }
m = a.map{ |word| word.ljust(max) }.map{ |word| word.split('') }
m.transpose.map{ |row| row.join.rstrip.gsub(/_/, ' ') }.join("\n")
end
end``````

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