Questions tagged [parsing]

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CDGLF: TMN to APL

In this challenge you will remove one of my least favorite features, operator precedence from traditional math notation, to acheive the syntax of one of my favorite languages, APL. The APL subset we ...
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Golfing Expressions

We can write mathematical expressions using the standard math operators (,),+,...
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Approx how many search results

When one performs a search query using Google, one of the first things you see is an approximation of how many results were found. Today, you'll be simulating this in as few bytes as possible. Input A ...
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Does this JavaScript function support keyword arguments?

JavaScript has no direct support for keyword arguments, but it supports argument object destructuring. It is standard to use a destructed final argument for keyword arguments. Here is an example: <...
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Help Stack Exchange transpose tables

Stack Exchange doesn't know how to transpose tables. Let's help. Given a markdown table, transpose it. Input assumptions: There will be at least two rows (including header) and two columns Either all ...
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Interpret Interval Notation

Interval notation is a way to write complicated range bounds more conveniently and concisely than writing an inequality. The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a program or ...
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How Many Atoms?

How Many Atoms? Write the shortest code that when given a chemical formula as input, outputs the total number of atoms in the formula. Input A chemical formula in any reasonable format. Each chemical ...
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(1) Determine the amount of statues

Inspired by this stack of little statues that are currently on my desk at work, given to me by my colleagues from Sri Lanka when they visited The Netherlands: This is split into two different ...
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(2) Can the statues be stacked?

Inspired by this stack of little statues that are currently on my desk at work, given to me by my colleagues from Sri Lanka when they visited The Netherlands: This is split into two different ...
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Advent of Code 2020, Day 2, Part 1

Today, my girlfriend and I started with this year's Advent of Code to improve our Python. So far we only did Day 1 and the first part of Day 2. The latter, I found to be very fun, so, to spice it up a ...
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Day of Week - Natural language processing and date parsing

You'll get a human-readable question matching one of the following syntaxes, and are expected to print/return the corresponding result. Finding similarities between the human-readable inputs and ...
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Parse a Scala expression

Scala isn't a very commonly used language around here. Most of those who know it like it[citation needed], but some go :\ when they encounter its user-defined ...
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Parse a nested parentheses

Objective Mimic Haskell's reads :: ReadS (). Or in other words, parse nested parentheses. Since the target type is () (the type ...
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Compactify the query string

Introduction Just on Hacker news, John Resig contemplates transforming a query “foo=1&foo=2&foo=3&blah=a&blah=b” into one that looks like this: “foo=1,2,3&blah=a,b", https://...
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De-interleave log lines: HARD MODE

In the face of some regrettable rules that turned the original into a glorified sorting task, I am posting a more challenging variant. Shout out to Luis Mendo for the suggestion of how to improve the ...
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De-interleave log lines [duplicate]

You've inherited a server that runs several apps which all output to the same log. Your task is to de-interleave the lines of the log file by source. Fortunately, each line begins with a tag that ...
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Create a Boolean Calculator

Our boolean operators are AND, OR, XOR, NAND, ...
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Implement a UNIX file system and command line parser

Description Your task is to implement a simple UNIX command parser and file system. Your program will have to implement a file system that can be modified via commands. The starting directory of your ...
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Parse a Unicode vulgar fraction

Objective Given a string with single Unicode vulgar fraction, parse it to a rational number. Valid inputs A valid input is one of: ¼ U+00BC; one quarter ...
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Explicit-ify APL expressions involving trains

Related: Clearly parenthesize APL trains Background In the most basic form, APL has two kinds of tokens: arrays and functions. For this challenge, we will use a lowercase letter ...
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Maintain Social Distancing!

Task Given the situation with this global pandemic, you've been enlisted to help maintain social distancing. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a program that takes in the ...
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Parse a variable star designation

The variable star designation is an identifier for a variable star (a star that fluctuates in brightness). It consists of either a 1-2 letter code or (when the letter code is no longer sufficient) a '...
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Keta Bracket Autocompletion

Special thanks to Bubbler and AdmBorkBork for supplying feedback about this challenge Keta (Keyboard tacit — clever naming, I know!) is a golfing language I’ve been working on recently. One of it’s ...
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Count the length of head movement

Once upon a time I wanted to order custom tokens for a board game. They say they can do it, and then they present me their price list. I was confused because they charge per inch of head movement, and ...
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Shorthand Combined Functions

I was doing some investigation into trig functions using compound angles recently, and noticed that the results are really long and tedious to write: $$ \cos(A+B) = \cos A \cos B - \sin A \sin B \\ \...
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Output integer given a digital clock style input

Input _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ | _| _||_||_ |_ ||_||_|| | ||_ _| | _||_| ||_| _||_| output 1234567890 Rules ...
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Duct Tape a Regex Decider

Your task is to create a program that determines whether a given string is a valid regular expression or not using code snippets sourced from sites on the StackExchange network. For the purposes of ...
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Interpreter for number theory, modulo n

A sentence of number theory (for our purposes) is a sequence of the following symbols: 0 and ' (successor) - successor means <...
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MQTT subscription topic match

Background MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is an ISO standard publish-subscribe-based messaging protocol (Wikipedia). Each message has a topic, such as the following examples: ...
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Jimmy needs a new pair of shoes!

Jimmy has had a busy last week with all these platforms and ropes, and poor Jimmy doesn't even have legs or feet to stand on! Your job is to take a string containing multiple Jimmys and give them ...
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Can Jimmy hang on his rope?

Yet another Jimmy challenge by his original father. See these other lovely challenges. As you all know, recently we've been seeing challenges related to Jimmy on platforms. Now, Jimmy is an acrobat ...
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Parse a C++14 integer literal

According to http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/language/integer_literal, integer literals consist of a decimal/hex/octal/binary literal and a optional integer suffix, that is obviously completely ...
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Type-check an expression

Given an infix expression, determine whether all constants are of the same type. Operators will consist only of these dyadic operators: +-/* Your program or ...
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Multiply Two Integer Polynomials

Your task is to take two single-variable integer polynomial expressions and multiply them into their unsimplified first-term-major left-to-right expansion (A.K.A. FOIL in the case of binomials). Do ...
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Gotta Collect 'Em All

Your task here will be to write a very dumb AI capable of fetching all treasures on a map. Map The map is defined as follow: (artist-mode™-powered) Basic case: <...
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Sum integers in a string [duplicate]

Input A string. Output The sum of all integers in the line. Constraints 1≤Length of line≤500 Sample test Case Input the 5is 108 seCONd4 a Output ...
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What have we got?

Inspired by, and in memory of, our beloved genius, R.I.P. He invented and implemented dfns — his magnum opus and the subject of the challenge. For the interested: latest full dfns documentation and ...
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Bracket checking [duplicate]

Consider a string like: a.push(c.push("a",["ad","bd",2,{"ard",duo}]).pop().replace(2,"tg").enc([3,{2,adf},"atr"],5) Write a program that will verify whether a ...
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Fully Modular C: Grading

You are a Computer Science professor teaching the C programming language. One principle you seek to impart to the students is modularity. Unfortunately, past classes have tended not to get the message,...
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Conjugation in Real Life

In @Adám's Dyalog APL Extended, the (under) operator means conjugation: apply one function, then a second function, then the inverse of the first. It's fun to ...
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Unminify a Pythlike String

Pyth is perhaps the most successful general-purpose golfing language. Though it is somewhat in decline as a result of newer languages, from 2014 to 2016 Pyth's concise syntax, constant updates, ...
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Captcha Capture [closed]

Captchas aren't meant to be machine-readable, and that's terrible. It is time to end this obvious bout of unfounded hatred for machines just trying to let you know about great deals on ṗḧ@ṛḿ4ćëüẗ1ċäḷṡ ...
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Read out the C variable declaration

Background Variable declaration statement in C consists of three parts: the name of the variable, its base type, and the type modifier(s). There are three kinds of type modifiers: Pointer ...
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Transpile Brainstract to Brainfuck

Introduction Brainstract, a newly created dialect of Brainfuck adds a bit more elements to the syntax. In addition to the normal Brainfuck syntax, there are macros. To define a macro: ...
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Simulate Casio S-VPAM calulator [closed]

It is 20th anniversary of Casio's S-VPAM calculators and it is worth celebrating. Task: Process input string as Casio S-VPAM calculator does. The infix notation and precedence of mathematical ...
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Decrypt the extended Wechsler format

This challenge is based on a sandbox post by user48538. Since he is no longer active on this site, I took over this challenge. apgsearch, the distributed soup search program for Conway's Game of Life ...
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What associativity was it again

Non-associative operators (for example the subtraction-operator) often are either left- or right associative, such that one has to write less parentheses. Consider for example the following: $$ a-b-c ...
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Decoding the Kaadi system

You have come across an old Indian manuscript, one that describes mounds of buried treasure. The manuscript also tells you the location of the treasure, except that some crucial numbers have been ...
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Elixir Array Syntactic Sugar

In Elixir, (linked) lists are in the format [head | tail] where head can be anything and tail is a list of the rest of the list, and ...
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Get the number of images on a webpage [closed]

Recreational languages win at code golf too much. This challenge is simple, when using higher level functions. The task is as follows: Given any valid url, which is guaranteed to result in a valid ...

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