# Difference between revisions of "99 questions/11 to 20"

This is part of Ninety-Nine Haskell Problems, based on Ninety-Nine Prolog Problems and Ninety-Nine Lisp Problems.

## Problem 11

(*) Modified run-length encoding. Modify the result of problem 10 in such a way that if an element has no duplicates it is simply copied into the result list. Only elements with duplicates are transferred as (N E) lists.

Example:
* (encode-modified '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
((4 A) B (2 C) (2 A) D (4 E))

[Multiple 4 'a',Single 'b',Multiple 2 'c',Multiple 2 'a',Single 'd',Multiple 4 'e']

Solution:

data ListItem a = Single a | Multiple Int a
deriving (Show)

encodeModified :: Eq a => [a] -> [ListItem a]
encodeModified = map encodeHelper . encode
where
encodeHelper (1,x) = Single x
encodeHelper (n,x) = Multiple n x

Again, like in problem 7, we need a utility type because lists in haskell are homogeneous. Afterwards we use the encode function from problem 10 and map single instances of a list item to Single and multiple ones to Multiple.

The ListItem definition contains 'deriving (Show)' so that we can get interactive output.

## Problem 12

(**) Decode a run-length encoded list. Given a run-length code list generated as specified in problem 11. Construct its uncompressed version.

P12> decodeModified [Multiple 4 'a',Single 'b',Multiple 2 'c',Multiple 2 'a',Single 'd',Multiple 4 'e']

Solution:

decodeModified :: [ListItem a] -> [a]
decodeModified = concatMap decodeHelper
where
decodeHelper (Single x)     = [x]
decodeHelper (Multiple n x) = replicate n x

We only need to map single instances of an element to a list containing only one element and multiple ones to a list containing the specified number of elements and concatenate these lists.

## Problem 13

(**) Run-length encoding of a list (direct solution). Implement the so-called run-length encoding data compression method directly. I.e. don't explicitly create the sublists containing the duplicates, as in problem 9, but only count them. As in problem P11, simplify the result list by replacing the singleton lists (1 X) by X.

Example:
* (encode-direct '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
((4 A) B (2 C) (2 A) D (4 E))

[Multiple 4 'a',Single 'b',Multiple 2 'c',Multiple 2 'a',Single 'd',Multiple 4 'e']

Solution:

encode' :: Eq a => [a] -> [(Int,a)]
encode' = foldr helper []
where
helper x [] = [(1,x)]
helper x (y:ys)
| x == snd y   = (1+fst y,x):ys
| otherwise    = (1,x):y:ys

encodeDirect :: Eq a => [a] -> [ListItem a]
encodeDirect = map encodeHelper . encode'
where
encodeHelper (1,x) = Single x
encodeHelper (n,x) = Multiple n x

First of all we could rewrite the function encode from problem 10 in a way that is does not create the sublists. Thus, I decided to traverse the original list from right to left (using foldr) and to prepend each element to the resulting list in the proper way. Thereafter we only need to modify the function encodeModified from problem 11 to use encode'.

## Problem 14

(*) Duplicate the elements of a list.

Example:
* (dupli '(a b c c d))
(A A B B C C C C D D)

> dupli [1, 2, 3]
[1,1,2,2,3,3]

Solution:

dupli [] = []
dupli (x:xs) = x:x:dupli xs

or, using list comprehension syntax:

concat [[x,x]|x<-[1,2,3]]

dupli xs = xs >>= (\x -> [x,x])

## Problem 15

(**) Replicate the elements of a list a given number of times.

Example:
* (repli '(a b c) 3)
(A A A B B B C C C)

> repli "abc" 3
"aaabbbccc"

Solution:

repli :: [a] -> Int -> [a]
repli xs n = concatMap (replicate n) xs

## Problem 16

(**) Drop every N'th element from a list.

Example:
* (drop '(a b c d e f g h i k) 3)
(A B D E G H K)

*Main> drop = "abcdefghik" 3
"abdeghk"

Solution:

drop xs n = drops xs (n-1) n
drops [] _ _ = []
drops (x:xs) 0 max = drops xs (max-1) max
drops (x:xs) (n+1) max = x:drops xs n max

Here, drops is a helper-function to drop. In drops, there is an index n that counts from max-1 down to 0, and removes the head element each time it hits 0.

Note that drop is one of the standard Haskell functions, so redefining it is generally not a good idea.

or using zip:

drop n = map snd . filter ((n/=) . fst) . zip (cycle [1..n])

## Problem 17

(*) Split a list into two parts; the length of the first part is given.

Do not use any predefined predicates.

Example:
* (split '(a b c d e f g h i k) 3)
( (A B C) (D E F G H I K))

*Main> split "abcdefghik" 3
("abc", "defghik")

Solution using take and drop:

split xs n = (take n xs, drop n xs)

Note that this function, with the parameters in the other order, exists as splitAt.

## Problem 18

(**) Extract a slice from a list.

Given two indices, i and k, the slice is the list containing the elements between the i'th and i'th element of the original list (both limits included). Start counting the elements with 1.

Example:
* (slice '(a b c d e f g h i k) 3 7)
(C D E F G)

*Main> slice ['a','b','c','d','e','f','g','h','i','k'] 3 7
"cdefg"

Solution:

slice xs (i+1) k = take (k-i) \$ drop i xs

or

slice xs i j = [xs!!(i-1)..xs!!(j-1)]

## Problem 19

(**) Rotate a list N places to the left.

Hint: Use the predefined functions length and (++).

Examples:
* (rotate '(a b c d e f g h) 3)
(D E F G H A B C)

* (rotate '(a b c d e f g h) -2)
(G H A B C D E F)

*Main> rotate ['a','b','c','d','e','f','g','h'] 3
"defghabc"

*Main> rotate ['a','b','c','d','e','f','g','h'] (-2)
"ghabcdef"

Solution:

rotate [] _ = []
rotate l 0 = l
rotate (x:xs) (n+1) = rotate (xs ++ [x]) n
rotate l n = rotate l (length l + n)

There are two separate cases:

• If n > 0, move the first element to the end of the list n times.
• If n < 0, convert the problem to the equivalent problem for n > 0 by adding the list's length to n.

or using cycle:

rotate xs n = take len . drop (n `mod` len) . cycle \$ xs
where len = length xs

or

rotate n s = if n >= 0 then
drop n s ++ take n s
else let l = ((length s) + n) in
drop l s ++ take l s

## Problem 20

(*) Remove the K'th element from a list.

Example in Prolog:

?- remove_at(X,[a,b,c,d],2,R).
X = b
R = [a,c,d]

Example in Lisp:

* (remove-at '(a b c d) 2)
(A C D)

(Note that this only returns the residue list, while the Prolog version also returns the deleted element.)