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to Word Count in the Ruby Track

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Instructions
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Solution

Given a phrase, count the occurrences of each word in that phrase.

For example for the input "olly olly in come free"

olly: 2
in: 1
come: 1
free: 1

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 word_count_test.rb

To include color from the command line:

ruby -r minitest/pride word_count_test.rb

Source

This is a classic toy problem, but we were reminded of it by seeing it in the Go Tour.

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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word_count_test.rb

require 'minitest/autorun'
require_relative 'word_count'

# Common test data version: 1.2.0 77623ec
class WordCountTest < Minitest::Test
  def test_count_one_word
    # skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("word")
    counts = {"word"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_count_one_of_each_word
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("one of each")
    counts = {"one"=>1, "of"=>1, "each"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_multiple_occurrences_of_a_word
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("one fish two fish red fish blue fish")
    counts = {"one"=>1, "fish"=>4, "two"=>1, "red"=>1, "blue"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_handles_cramped_lists
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("one,two,three")
    counts = {"one"=>1, "two"=>1, "three"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_handles_expanded_lists
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("one,\ntwo,\nthree")
    counts = {"one"=>1, "two"=>1, "three"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_ignore_punctuation
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("car: carpet as java: javascript!!&@$%^&")
    counts = {"car"=>1, "carpet"=>1, "as"=>1, "java"=>1, "javascript"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_include_numbers
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("testing, 1, 2 testing")
    counts = {"testing"=>2, "1"=>1, "2"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_normalize_case
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("go Go GO Stop stop")
    counts = {"go"=>3, "stop"=>2}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_with_apostrophes
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("First: don't laugh. Then: don't cry.")
    counts = {"first"=>1, "don't"=>2, "laugh"=>1, "then"=>1, "cry"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_with_quotations
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new("Joe can't tell between 'large' and large.")
    counts = {"joe"=>1, "can't"=>1, "tell"=>1, "between"=>1, "large"=>2, "and"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end

  def test_multiple_spaces_not_detected_as_a_word
    skip
    phrase = Phrase.new(" multiple   whitespaces")
    counts = {"multiple"=>1, "whitespaces"=>1}
    assert_equal counts, phrase.word_count
  end
end
class Phrase
  attr_accessor :word_count

  def initialize(phrase)
    @word_count = {}
    words = phrase.downcase.scan /\b[\w\']+\b/
    words.uniq.each do |word|
      word_count[word] = words.count(word)
    end
  end
end

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