Your reputation is in Stack-Exchange Form if it can be represented by decomposing your medal counts (gold, silver, and bronze counted separately) into their base-10 digits and joining them in any given order, with a few caveats.

While decomposing, each

  • Gold medal digit is worth three digits.
  • Silver is worth two digits.
  • Bronze is one digit.
  • Additionally, since SE does not display a medal type if you do not have any, a count of 0 medals for a type will not yield a [0].


  • [1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 3 Bronzes] will decompose into [1,1,1,2,2,3]. 321112 and 213121 are two examples of an SE-form number for these medals.
  • [20 Golds, 0 Silvers, 20 Bronzes] will decompose into [2,2,2,0,0,0,2,0]. 20002022 is an SE-form number.
  • [11 Golds, 0 Silvers, 0 Bronzes] will decompose into [1,1,1,1,1,1]. 111111 is the only SE-form number for this.

There will be no leading 0's when considering a SE number. E.g., in the 2nd example above, 00002222 -> 2222 would not be considered a SE-form number for [20,0,20].


Input is a list/tuple/array/whatever of [reputation, gold_medals, silver_medals, bronze_medals] which are all non-negative integers. This is the assumed order but can be changed. Just make a note in your answer if you do.

Output is any two consistent values for true and false.


  • Input will always be valid
  • You will always have at least 1 Rep
  • You can have no medals at all, which should always return false then.
  • The medal counts have no bearing on reality. Having several hundred golds and no bronzes is fine.
  • This is so shortest answer in bytes wins.

Test Cases:

#[Rep, Gold, Silver, Bronze] -> Output
[4, 0, 0, 4]       -> True
[1447, 0, 4, 17]   -> True
[74414, 4, 0, 17]  -> True
[4444, 4, 0, 4]    -> True
[4455, 0, 54, 0]   -> True
[5355, 5, 0, 3]    -> True
[53535, 5, 3, 0]   -> True
[4444, 0, 0, 4444] -> True
[444, 4, 0, 0]     -> True
[1234, 0, 0, 1234] -> True
[1234, 0, 0, 4321] -> True

[4444, 1, 0, 1]      -> False
[5555, 5, 0, 55]     -> False
[1234, 1, 23, 4]     -> False
[1, 0, 0, 0]         -> False
[1001001, 0, 10, 10] -> False
  • \$\begingroup\$ so what exactly does reputation do in the context of the challenge? \$\endgroup\$ – OrangeCherries Jun 20 at 12:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ @OrangeCherries Mechanically, nothing. It inspired the challenge because I had 1447 rep and 4 silvers, 17 bronzes at the time of writing. \$\endgroup\$ – Veskah Jun 20 at 12:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is the input flexible besides the order? So could I for example take an input-list [bronze, silver, gold] and a separated second input reputation? \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Cruijssen Jun 20 at 13:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ @KevinCruijssen Yeah that's fine. The only thing I'd say is disallowed is taking input as a list of lists of chars/digits that make up each number. \$\endgroup\$ – Veskah Jun 20 at 13:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ Are any truthy/falsy values allowed for output or does it have to be two consistent ones? \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Kennedy Jun 20 at 14:39

13 Answers 13


05AB1E, 16 14 13 11 10 bytes


Takes the medals input in the order [bronze, silver, gold] as first input, and reputation as second input.

-1 byte thanks to @Grimy.

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∞           # Push an infinite positive list: [1,2,3,...]
 ×          # Repeat the values in the (implicit) input-list that many times as string
            # (since the input-list contains just 3 values, the rest of the infinite
            #  list is ignored)
  0K        # Remove all 0s (so all "0", "00" and "000")
    J       # Join the strings in the list together
     ‚      # Pair this string with the (implicit) second input
      €{í   # Sort the digits in both strings in descending order
         Ë  # And check if both are now equal
            # (after which the result is output implicitly as result)
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    \$\begingroup\$ 3L -> for -1. \$\endgroup\$ – Grimmy Jun 21 at 10:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Grimy Sometimes it's useful that lists are truncated to the smallest one. :) Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Cruijssen Jun 21 at 10:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is 19 bytes in utf-8, not 10 bytes. \$\endgroup\$ – Lie Ryan Jun 22 at 8:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LieRyan You're correct, it's indeed 19 bytes in UTF-8. 05AB1E uses (just for example Jelly and Charcoal) a custom codepage, where every 256 characters it knows is encoded in 1 byte each. The bytes in this 10-byte version in hexadecimal are \x19\xd7\x30\x4b\x4a\x82\x80\x7b\xec\xcb: It should be possible to run these hexadecimal bytes with the --osabie flag, but I'm not sure how to do so in the 05AB1E Elixir version to be completely honest (but I will ask some others to verify and get back to you with the answer). \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Cruijssen Jun 22 at 9:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LieRyan In the 05AB1E (legacy) Python version it could be done like this (it's a different program for another challenge of course), but it should give you the idea of how the hexadecimal bytes are run. \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Cruijssen Jun 22 at 9:52

JavaScript (ES6),  92  74 bytes

Takes input as (['gold','silver','bronze'])('rep'). Returns a Boolean value.


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JavaScript (ES6), 74 bytes

Takes input as (gold, silver, bronze, 'rep'). Returns a Boolean value.


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MATL, 28 bytes 20 bytes 16 bytes 13 bytes

Returns 0 for false and 1 for true. This can definitely be golfed down.


Down to 16 bytes if the reputation score can be taken in separately, and the order is [bronze, silver, gold], reputation
Down to 13 bytes thanks to Luis Mendo


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Ruby, 69 bytes


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J, 38 34 31 bytes

-:&(/:~)&":3 2 1;@#*#&.><@":"0 

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Japt, 14 13 12 bytes

íp fn ¬á øUg

Takes input as [rep, bronze, silver, gold]

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Sample input: U = [1447, 17, 4, 0]
íp            Repeats each value of U by it's index amount e.g. ["","17","44","000"]
  fn          Remove all falsy values when converted to a number e.g. ["17","44"]
    ¬         Concatenate e.g. "1744"
     á        All permutations e.g. ["1744","1744","1474","1447","1474","1447","7144","7144","7414","7441","7414","7441","4174","4147","4714","4741","4417","4471","4174","4147","4714","4741","4417","4471"]
      øUg     Does it contain the first item of the input? 
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've taken a few stabs at this from a couple of different angles but can't do better than 13 either. \$\endgroup\$ – Shaggy Jun 21 at 22:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Shaggy Turns out the Å was unnecessary, since fn would get rid of the first value. Removing Å makes it 12 bytes \$\endgroup\$ – Embodiment of Ignorance Jun 22 at 3:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is 16 bytes in utf-8, not 12 bytes. \$\endgroup\$ – Lie Ryan Jun 22 at 8:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LieRyan Some golfing languages use their own encodings; Japt uses ISO-8859-1` \$\endgroup\$ – Embodiment of Ignorance Jun 22 at 9:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ @EmbodimentofIgnorance, Ah, goddamnit, why didn't I spot that?! I really do feel so out of practice since I took that month off for my open bounty for Japt. \$\endgroup\$ – Shaggy Jun 22 at 22:28

Retina 0.8.2, 45 bytes


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Delete zero scores.


Expand the gold and silver scores, and convert the separator to a newline.


Sort the reputation and the expanded scores separately.


Compare the sorted digits.


Jelly, 10 bytes


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Argument 1: [Bronze, Silver, Gold]
Argument 2: Rep


Racket, 149 107 98 bytes

(λ(r b s g[h(λ x(sort(string->list(apply ~a(remq*'(0)x)))char<?))])(equal?(h r)(h b s s g g g)))

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First time golfing in Racket, so still looking for improvements...

Explanation (of the original longer version, but same idea):

(λ(r b                              ; take rep and badges as arguments
     [g(λ(x)                        ; helper function g which takes a string
         (sort                      ; and returns the sorted
           (string->list x)         ; list of characters
           char<?))])               ; (sort by ascii code)
  (equal?                           ; compare...
    (g(~a r))                       ; g called on the rep converted to string
    (g                              ; and g called on...
      (string-join                  ; the concatenation of
        (map ~a                     ; the stringified elements of
             (append*               ; the flattened list given by
               (filter              ; the elements of the following list where
                 (λ(x)(>(car x)0))  ; the badge count is nonzero:
                 (map make-list     ; repeat the badge counts
                      '(1 2 3)b)))) ; 1, 2, and 3 times respectively

Charcoal, 24 bytes


Try it online! Link is to verbose version of code. Takes input in the order rep, bronze, silver, gold and outputs 1 if the rep is valid. Explanation:


Assume the rep is valid.


Loop over the four input values. Push each digit of each value i times where i is the 0-indexed index of the value. Numeric base conversion is used here as that converts 0 to an empty array.


Check the count of each digit in the array matches that in the first input. If any differ, clear the canvas.

  • \$\begingroup\$ This is 60 bytes in utf-8, not 24 bytes. \$\endgroup\$ – Lie Ryan Jun 22 at 8:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LieRyan I didn't say they were UTF-8 bytes. \$\endgroup\$ – Neil Jun 22 at 10:12

Jelly, 18 bytes


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this is a bit bad

  • \$\begingroup\$ This is 37 bytes in utf-8, not 18 bytes. \$\endgroup\$ – Lie Ryan Jun 22 at 8:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LieRyan Jelly (and many other golfing languages) use their own code page such that all 256 1-byte codes correspond to one of the characters used by the language. \$\endgroup\$ – HyperNeutrino Jun 22 at 13:04

Python 2, 80 79 77 68 bytes

lambda r,g,s,b:S((g>0)*3*`g`+(s>0)*2*`s`+(b>0)*`b`)==S(`r`)

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Takes input as rep, gold, silver, bronze.


Perl 5 -lF, 62 bytes

map{@r=sort/./g,@r if($_=<>x$_)>0}1..3;@F=sort@F;say"@r"eq"@F"

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Takes input on separate lines as


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