What is the shortest C# statement that will convert a string representation of a number to an int[] that contains each digit?

string number = "1234";
number.Array.ConvertAll(line.ToCharArray(), c => Int32.Parse(c.ToString()));
number.ToCharArray().Select(i => Convert.ToInt32(i.ToString())).ToArray();
number.Select(i => Int32.Parse(i.ToString())).ToArray();
number.Select(i => i - '0').ToArray();

Can anyone beat my last approach?

  • \$\begingroup\$ You might want to not specify the language, as this is CodeGolf. \$\endgroup\$ – phase Jul 17 '15 at 6:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ @phase you have to be kidding me. the language is in the title and the tag. \$\endgroup\$ – JJS Jul 17 '15 at 6:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ @phase's comment refers to the fact that 99% of the "questions" on this site are actually programming contests. However, the community has decided that language-specific "tips" questions like this one are also on topic. \$\endgroup\$ – Dennis Jul 17 '15 at 6:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dennis thx for the advice. first post on this site, would normally post on stackoverflow, but that community considers code-golf off topic \$\endgroup\$ – JJS Jul 17 '15 at 6:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dennis I was just about to search meta for that! I do think this would be a nice golf question, if it hasn't been asked already. \$\endgroup\$ – phase Jul 17 '15 at 6:14

28 bytes

You can make your last approach a bit shorter by replacing the '0' by 48. You can also strip all unnecessary spaces and use 1-char variable names (for example, number -> n):

  • \$\begingroup\$ Fantastic - really nails the fact that a Char handles arithmatic operators as a Short stackoverflow.com/a/1516639/26877 \$\endgroup\$ – JJS Jul 17 '15 at 14:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ The subtraction could also be replaced by &15 for the same character count. \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Taylor Jul 17 '15 at 16:29

C# without LINQ, 97 86 82 bytes

var n=Console.ReadLine();int i=n.Length;var o=new int[i];while(i>0)o[--i]=n[i]-48;

I've been hanging in the shadows for a while and wanted to try this out. I'm no golfer, or even that experienced with C#, but I wanted to see how small I could get it on my own, without using LINQ. It's nothing special, but at least I had my fun.

I wasn't planning on posting this at first, since it's much longer than any good LINQ solution and doesn't really belong here, but I'm kinda curious if there is a shorter way to do it without LINQ.

Edit 1: Instead of int.Parse it now substracts 48 from the char's ASCII code. Well, that's already much better. 2: Now with var instead of string and int[].

  • \$\begingroup\$ Using var instead of string and int[] also saves 4. \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Taylor Jul 17 '15 at 19:40

76 bytes


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