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## to Roman Numerals in the Rust Track

Published at Jan 05 2019 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

Write a function to convert from normal numbers to Roman Numerals.

The Romans were a clever bunch. They conquered most of Europe and ruled it for hundreds of years. They invented concrete and straight roads and even bikinis. One thing they never discovered though was the number zero. This made writing and dating extensive histories of their exploits slightly more challenging, but the system of numbers they came up with is still in use today. For example the BBC uses Roman numerals to date their programmes.

The Romans wrote numbers using letters - I, V, X, L, C, D, M. (notice these letters have lots of straight lines and are hence easy to hack into stone tablets).

`````` 1  => I
10  => X
7  => VII
``````

There is no need to be able to convert numbers larger than about 3000. (The Romans themselves didn't tend to go any higher)

Wikipedia says: Modern Roman numerals ... are written by expressing each digit separately starting with the left most digit and skipping any digit with a value of zero.

To see this in practice, consider the example of 1990.

In Roman numerals 1990 is MCMXC:

1000=M 900=CM 90=XC

2008 is written as MMVIII:

2000=MM 8=VIII

## Rust Installation

Refer to the exercism help page for Rust installation and learning resources.

## Writing the Code

Execute the tests with:

``````\$ cargo test
``````

All but the first test have been ignored. After you get the first test to pass, open the tests source file which is located in the `tests` directory and remove the `#[ignore]` flag from the next test and get the tests to pass again. Each separate test is a function with `#[test]` flag above it. Continue, until you pass every test.

If you wish to run all tests without editing the tests source file, use:

``````\$ cargo test -- --ignored
``````

To run a specific test, for example `some_test`, you can use:

``````\$ cargo test some_test
``````

If the specific test is ignored use:

``````\$ cargo test some_test -- --ignored
``````

## Further improvements

After you have solved the exercise, please consider using the additional utilities, described in the installation guide, to further refine your final solution.

To format your solution, inside the solution directory use

``````cargo fmt
``````

To see, if your solution contains some common ineffective use cases, inside the solution directory use

``````cargo clippy --all-targets
``````

## Submitting the solution

Generally you should submit all files in which you implemented your solution (`src/lib.rs` in most cases). If you are using any external crates, please consider submitting the `Cargo.toml` file. This will make the review process faster and clearer.

## Feedback, Issues, Pull Requests

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## Source

The Roman Numeral Kata http://codingdojo.org/cgi-bin/index.pl?KataRomanNumerals

## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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

### roman-numerals.rs

``````use roman_numerals::*;

#[test]
fn test_one() {
assert_eq!("I", Roman::from(1).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_two() {
assert_eq!("II", Roman::from(2).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_three() {
assert_eq!("III", Roman::from(3).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_four() {
assert_eq!("IV", Roman::from(4).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_five() {
assert_eq!("V", Roman::from(5).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_six() {
assert_eq!("VI", Roman::from(6).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_nine() {
assert_eq!("IX", Roman::from(9).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_twenty_seven() {
assert_eq!("XXVII", Roman::from(27).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_forty_eight() {
assert_eq!("XLVIII", Roman::from(48).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_fifty_nine() {
assert_eq!("LIX", Roman::from(59).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_ninety_three() {
assert_eq!("XCIII", Roman::from(93).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_141() {
assert_eq!("CXLI", Roman::from(141).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_163() {
assert_eq!("CLXIII", Roman::from(163).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_402() {
assert_eq!("CDII", Roman::from(402).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_575() {
assert_eq!("DLXXV", Roman::from(575).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_911() {
assert_eq!("CMXI", Roman::from(911).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_1024() {
assert_eq!("MXXIV", Roman::from(1024).to_string());
}

#[test]
#[ignore]
fn test_3000() {
assert_eq!("MMM", Roman::from(3000).to_string());
}``````
``````use std::fmt;

extern crate num;
use num::{Integer, ToPrimitive, Unsigned};

#[derive(Clone, Copy)]
enum RomanDigit {
I = 1,
V = 5,
X = 10,
L = 50,
C = 100,
D = 500,
M = 1000,
}

pub struct Roman(Vec<RomanDigit>);

impl<T> From<T> for Roman
where
T: Integer + Unsigned + ToPrimitive,
{
fn from(n: T) -> Self {
let mut v = Vec::<RomanDigit>::new();
let i = n.to_usize().unwrap();

let i = from_partial(RomanDigit::M, RomanDigit::D, RomanDigit::C, &mut v, i);
let i = from_partial(RomanDigit::C, RomanDigit::L, RomanDigit::X, &mut v, i);
from_partial(RomanDigit::X, RomanDigit::V, RomanDigit::I, &mut v, i);

Roman(v)
}
}

fn from_partial(
high: RomanDigit,
mid: RomanDigit,
low: RomanDigit,
numeral: &mut Vec<RomanDigit>,
mut remainder: usize,
) -> usize {
while remainder >= high as usize {
numeral.push(high);
remainder -= high as usize;
}

if remainder >= high as usize - low as usize {
numeral.push(low);
numeral.push(high);
remainder -= high as usize - low as usize;
}

if remainder >= mid as usize {
numeral.push(mid);
remainder -= mid as usize;
}

if remainder >= mid as usize - low as usize {
numeral.push(low);
numeral.push(mid);
remainder -= mid as usize - low as usize;
}

while remainder >= low as usize {
numeral.push(low);
remainder -= low as usize;
}

remainder
}

impl fmt::Display for Roman {
fn fmt(&self, f: &mut fmt::Formatter) -> fmt::Result {
let Roman(digits) = self;

digits
.iter()
.map(|digit| match digit {
RomanDigit::I => 'I',
RomanDigit::V => 'V',
RomanDigit::X => 'X',
RomanDigit::L => 'L',
RomanDigit::C => 'C',
RomanDigit::D => 'D',
RomanDigit::M => 'M',
})
.collect::<String>()
.fmt(f)
}
}``````