# mstange22's solution

## to Say in the Swift Track

Published at Nov 07 2019 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

Given a number from 0 to 999,999,999,999, spell out that number in English.

## Step 1

Handle the basic case of 0 through 99.

If the input to the program is `22`, then the output should be `'twenty-two'`.

Your program should complain loudly if given a number outside the blessed range.

Some good test cases for this program are:

• 0
• 14
• 50
• 98
• -1
• 100

### Extension

If you're on a Mac, shell out to Mac OS X's `say` program to talk out loud.

## Step 2

Implement breaking a number up into chunks of thousands.

So `1234567890` should yield a list like 1, 234, 567, and 890, while the far simpler `1000` should yield just 1 and 0.

The program must also report any values that are out of range.

## Step 3

Now handle inserting the appropriate scale word between those chunks.

So `1234567890` should yield `'1 billion 234 million 567 thousand 890'`

The program must also report any values that are out of range. It's fine to stop at "trillion".

## Step 4

Put it all together to get nothing but plain English.

`12345` should give `twelve thousand three hundred forty-five`.

The program must also report any values that are out of range.

### Extensions

Use and (correctly) when spelling out the number in English:

• 14 becomes "fourteen".
• 100 becomes "one hundred".
• 120 becomes "one hundred and twenty".
• 1002 becomes "one thousand and two".
• 1323 becomes "one thousand three hundred and twenty-three".

## Setup

Go through the project setup instructions for Xcode using Swift:

http://exercism.io/languages/swift
http://exercism.io/languages/swift/tests

Notably from the source directory:

`swift test` runs tests
`swift package generate-xcodeproj` creates an Xcode project

## Source

A variation on JavaRanch CattleDrive, exercise 4a http://www.javaranch.com/say.jsp

## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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

### LinuxMain.swift

``````import XCTest
@testable import SayTests

XCTMain([
testCase(SayTests.allTests),
])``````

### SayTests.swift

``````import XCTest
@testable import Say

class SayTests: XCTestCase {

func testZero() {
XCTAssertEqual("zero", Say.say(0))
}

func testOne() {
XCTAssertEqual("one", Say.say(1))
}

func testFourteen() {
XCTAssertEqual("fourteen", Say.say(14))
}

func testTwenty() {
XCTAssertEqual("twenty", Say.say(20))
}

func testTwentyTwo() {
XCTAssertEqual("twenty-two", Say.say(22))
}

func testOneHundred() {
XCTAssertEqual("one hundred", Say.say(100))
}

func testOneHundredTwentyThree() {
XCTAssertEqual("one hundred twenty-three", Say.say(123))
}

func testOneThousand() {
XCTAssertEqual("one thousand", Say.say(1_000))
}

func testOneThousandTwoHundredThirtyFour() {
XCTAssertEqual("one thousand two hundred thirty-four", Say.say(1_234))
}

func testOneMillion() {
XCTAssertEqual("one million", Say.say(1_000_000))
}

func testOneMillionTwoThousandThreeHundredFortyFive() {
XCTAssertEqual("one million two thousand three hundred forty-five", Say.say(1_002_345))
}

func testOneBillion() {
XCTAssertEqual("one billion", Say.say(1_000_000_000))
}

func testABigNumber() {
XCTAssertEqual("nine hundred eighty-seven billion six hundred fifty-four million three hundred twenty-one thousand one hundred twenty-three", Say.say(987_654_321_123))
}

func testNumbersBelowZeroAreOutOfRange() {
XCTAssertNil(Say.say(-1))
}

func testNumbersAbove999999999999AreOutOfRange() {
XCTAssertNil(Say.say(1_000_000_000_000))
}

static var allTests: [(String, (SayTests) -> () throws -> Void)] {
return [
("testZero", testZero),
("testOne", testOne),
("testFourteen", testFourteen),
("testTwenty", testTwenty),
("testTwentyTwo", testTwentyTwo),
("testOneHundred", testOneHundred),
("testOneHundredTwentyThree", testOneHundredTwentyThree),
("testOneThousand", testOneThousand),
("testOneThousandTwoHundredThirtyFour", testOneThousandTwoHundredThirtyFour),
("testOneMillion", testOneMillion),
("testOneMillionTwoThousandThreeHundredFortyFive", testOneMillionTwoThousandThreeHundredFortyFive),
("testOneBillion", testOneBillion),
("testABigNumber", testABigNumber),
("testNumbersBelowZeroAreOutOfRange", testNumbersBelowZeroAreOutOfRange),
("testNumbersAbove999999999999AreOutOfRange", testNumbersAbove999999999999AreOutOfRange),
]
}
}``````
``````fileprivate let ones = [
"zero", "one", "two", "three", "four", "five", "six", "seven", "eight", "nine"
]

fileprivate let teens = [
"ten", "eleven", "twelve", "thirteen", "fourteen", "fifteen", "sixteen", "seventeen", "eighteen", "nineteen"
]

fileprivate let tens = [
"", "", "twenty", "thirty", "forty", "fifty", "sixty", "seventy", "eighty", "ninety"
]

fileprivate struct BigNumber {
var value: Int
var label: String

init(_ value: Int, _ label: String) {
self.value = value
self.label = label
}
}

fileprivate let bigNumbers: [BigNumber] = [
BigNumber(1_000_000_000, "billion"), BigNumber(1_000_000, "million"),
BigNumber(1000, "thousand"), BigNumber(100, "hundred"),
]

struct Say {
static func say(_ input: Int) -> String? {
guard(input >= 0 && input < 1_000_000_000_000) else {
return nil
}
var n = input
var res = ""
for bigNumber in bigNumbers {
if n >= bigNumber.value {
res += Say.say(n / bigNumber.value)! + " \(bigNumber.label)"
if (n % bigNumber.value == 0) {
return res
}
res += " "
n %= bigNumber.value
}
}
if n >= 20 {
res += tens[n / 10]
if (n % 10 == 0) {
return res
}
res += "-"
n %= 10
}
return n > 9 ? res + teens[n % 10] : res + ones[n]
}
}``````

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