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Re: Unique Character

by ww (Archbishop)
on Feb 02, 2014 at 00:11 UTC ( #1073007=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Unique Character

We agree that there are 19 characters in the string... but your definition/usage of "unique" is indeed made very fuzzy when you say "I should get 19 characters total with 3 unique characters." I don't see how you get there:

arabic digit indicates instance of a char' "x" indicates no repetition/dupe (6); and roman numerals indicate distinct repeated chars (VI) AT THE FIRST +REPEAT my $str = "PERL MONKS ROCKS!!!"; P 1 x E 1 x R 1 I L 1 x 1 repeated later M 1 x O 1 repeated later N 1 x K 1 repeated later S 1 repeated later 2 II R 2 I O 2 III C 1 X K 2 IV S 2 V ! 1 VI ! 2 VI ! 3 VI
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Re^2: Unique Character
by Latnam (Novice) on Feb 02, 2014 at 03:42 UTC
    Thanks for pointing that out to me ww about the unique characters. I used my phone a friend, and they explained to me what my professor wants. The unique characters he wants is how often a character is repeated. Such as if I used Jim Doe. There would be a total of 8 unique characters. If I used John Doe. there would still be 8 unique characters due to the o was already counted.
      This will do the trick:
      use Modern::Perl; my $string = "Perl Monks Rocks!!!"; my %chars; for ( split '', $string ) { $chars{ lc $_ }++ } my @uniques = sort keys %chars; say scalar @uniques, ": @uniques";


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