The basic premise is to print out the input string and then repeat each character vertically, based on it's (0-indexed) position in the (case-insensitive) alphabet
A is at location 0 so is not repeated,
e is at position 4 so is repeated 4 times,
P is at position 15 so is repeated 15 times,
! is not in
A-Z so is repeated 0 times, etc.
For clarity, anything that falls outside of the range
B-Zb-z, for example digits or special characters, will not be repeated, and thus will only appear on the first line.
This is code-golf, so shortest solution in each language is the winner.
- Input will be in the standard printable ASCII character set, from 32
- The input string will be 1 character long or longer.
- There will not be any leading or trailing whitespace.
- You can take take input as a string (
"hello") or list of characters (
["h", "e", "l", "l", "o"])
abcda bcd cd d
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~|[abc<0>cba]|~ bc cb c c
- standard loopholes apply
- output can be a list of strings, but:
- extraneous trailing newlines are not allowed (single
\non final line is acceptable)
- output can be a list of lists of characters, so long as it looks like it's raining characters
- no leading newline
- to our Nordic users who have a few extra letters in their "A-Z" alphabet, feel free to support them, but it's not part of the challenge