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This is part of [[H-99:_Ninety-Nine_Haskell_Problems|Ninety-Nine Haskell Problems]], based on [https://prof.ti.bfh.ch/hew1/informatik3/prolog/p-99/ Ninety-Nine Prolog Problems] and [http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~meidanis/courses/mc336/2006s2/funcional/L-99_Ninety-Nine_Lisp_Problems.html Ninety-Nine Lisp Problems].
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This is part of [[H-99:_Ninety-Nine_Haskell_Problems|Ninety-Nine Haskell Problems]], based on [https://sites.google.com/site/prologsite/prolog-problems Ninety-Nine Prolog Problems] and [http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~meidanis/courses/mc336/2006s2/funcional/L-99_Ninety-Nine_Lisp_Problems.html Ninety-Nine Lisp Problems].
 
If you want to work on one of these, put your name in the block so we know someone's working on it. Then, change n in your block to the appropriate problem number, and fill in the <Problem description>,<example in lisp>,<example in Haskell>,<solution in haskell> and <description of implementation> fields.
 
   
 
== Problem 1 ==
 
== Problem 1 ==
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(*) Find the last element of a list.
 
(*) Find the last element of a list.
   
(Note the the Lisp transcription of this problem is incorrect.)
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(Note that the Lisp transcription of this problem is incorrect.)
   
 
Example in Haskell:
 
Example in Haskell:
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</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
Solutions:
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<haskell>
 
myLast :: [a] -> a
 
myLast [x] = x
 
myLast (_:xs) = myLast xs
 
</haskell>
 
 
<haskell>
 
myLast :: [a] -> a
 
myLast = foldr1 (const id)
 
</haskell>
 
   
The <hask>Prelude</hask> also provides the function <hask>last</hask>.
 
   
 
== Problem 2 ==
 
== Problem 2 ==
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(*) Find the last but one element of a list.
 
(*) Find the last but one element of a list.
   
(Note the the Lisp transcription of this problem is incorrect.)
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(Note that the Lisp transcription of this problem is incorrect.)
   
 
Example in Haskell:
 
Example in Haskell:
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</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
Solutions:
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<haskell>
 
myButLast :: [a] -> a
 
myButLast = last . init
 
</haskell>
 
 
<haskell>
 
myButLast :: [a] -> a
 
myButLast [x,_] = x
 
myButLast (_:xs) = myButLast xs
 
</haskell>
 
   
 
== Problem 3 ==
 
== Problem 3 ==
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<pre>
 
<pre>
 
* (element-at '(a b c d e) 3)
 
* (element-at '(a b c d e) 3)
C
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c
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
   
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</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
Solution:
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This is (almost) the infix operator !! in Prelude, which is defined as:
 
 
<haskell>
 
(!!) :: [a] -> Int -> a
 
(x:_) !! 0 = x
 
(_:xs) !! n = xs !! (n-1)
 
</haskell>
 
 
Except this doesn't quite work, because !! is zero-indexed, and element-at should be one-indexed. So:
 
 
<haskell>
 
elementAt :: [a] -> Int -> a
 
elementAt list i = list !! (i-1)
 
</haskell>
 
   
 
== Problem 4 ==
 
== Problem 4 ==
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</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
Solution:
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<haskell>
 
myLength :: [a] -> Int
 
myLength [] = 0
 
myLength (_:xs) = 1 + myLength xs
 
</haskell>
 
   
This is <hask>length</hask> in <hask>Prelude</hask>.
 
   
 
== Problem 5 ==
 
== Problem 5 ==
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</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
Solution: (defined in Prelude)
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<haskell>
 
reverse :: [a] -> [a]
 
reverse = foldl (flip (:)) []
 
</haskell>
 
 
The standard definition is concise, but not very readable. Another way to define reverse is:
 
 
<haskell>
 
reverse :: [a] -> [a]
 
reverse [] = []
 
reverse (x:xs) = reverse xs ++ [x]
 
</haskell>
 
 
However this definition is more wasteful than the one in Prelude as it repeatedly reconses the result as it is accumulated. The following variation avoids that, and thus computationally closer to the Prelude version.
 
 
<haskell>
 
reverse :: [a] -> [a]
 
reverse list = reverse' list []
 
where
 
reverse' [] reversed = reversed
 
reverse' (x:xs) reversed = reverse' xs (x:reversed)
 
</haskell>
 
   
 
== Problem 6 ==
 
== Problem 6 ==
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</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
Solution:
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<haskell>
 
isPalindrome :: (Eq a) => [a] -> Bool
 
isPalindrome xs = xs == (reverse xs)
 
</haskell>
 
   
 
== Problem 7 ==
 
== Problem 7 ==
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Example in Haskell:
 
Example in Haskell:
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We have to define a new data type, because lists in Haskell are homogeneous.
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<haskell>
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data NestedList a = Elem a | List [NestedList a]
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</haskell>
   
 
<haskell>
 
<haskell>
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</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
Solution:
 
   
<haskell>
 
data NestedList a = Elem a | List [NestedList a]
 
   
flatten :: NestedList a -> [a]
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flatten (Elem x) = [x]
 
flatten (List x) = concatMap flatten x
 
</haskell>
 
 
We have to define a new data type, because lists in Haskell are homogeneous.
 
[1, [2, [3, 4], 5]] is a type error. Therefore, we must have a way of
 
representing a list that may (or may not) be nested.
 
 
Our NestedList datatype is either a single element of some type (Elem a), or a
 
list of NestedLists of the same type. (List [NestedList a]).
 
   
 
== Problem 8 ==
 
== Problem 8 ==
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If a list contains repeated elements they should be replaced with a single copy of the element. The order of the elements should not be changed.
 
If a list contains repeated elements they should be replaced with a single copy of the element. The order of the elements should not be changed.
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Example:
   
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
Example:
 
 
* (compress '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
 
* (compress '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
 
(A B C A D E)
 
(A B C A D E)
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</pre>
   
 
Example in Haskell:
 
Example in Haskell:
*Main> compress ['a','a','a','a','b','c','c','a','a','d','e','e','e','e']
 
['a','b','c','a','d','e']
 
</pre>
 
   
Solution:
 
 
<haskell>
 
<haskell>
compress :: Eq a => [a] -> [a]
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> compress ["a","a","a","a","b","c","c","a","a","d","e","e","e","e"]
compress = map head . group
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["a","b","c","a","d","e"]
 
</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
We simply group equal values together (group), then take the head of each.
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Note that (with GHC) we must give an explicit type to ''compress'' otherwise we get:
 
 
<haskell>
 
Ambiguous type variable `a' in the constraint:
 
`Eq a'
 
arising from use of `group'
 
Possible cause: the monomorphism restriction applied to the following:
 
compress :: [a] -> [a]
 
Probable fix: give these definition(s) an explicit type signature
 
or use -fno-monomorphism-restriction
 
</haskell>
 
 
We can circumvent the monomorphism restriction by writing ''compress'' this way (See: section 4.5.4 of [http://haskell.org/onlinereport the report]):
 
 
<haskell>compress xs = map head $ group xs</haskell>
 
 
An alternative solution is
 
 
<haskell>
 
compress [] = []
 
compress [a] = [a]
 
compress (x : y : xs) = (if x == y then [] else [x]) ++ compress (y : xs)
 
</haskell>
 
   
 
== Problem 9 ==
 
== Problem 9 ==
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(**) Pack consecutive duplicates of list elements into sublists.
 
(**) Pack consecutive duplicates of list elements into sublists.
 
If a list contains repeated elements they should be placed in separate sublists.
 
If a list contains repeated elements they should be placed in separate sublists.
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Example:
   
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
Example:
 
 
* (pack '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
 
* (pack '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
 
((A A A A) (B) (C C) (A A) (D) (E E E E))
 
((A A A A) (B) (C C) (A A) (D) (E E E E))
<example in lisp>
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</pre>
   
 
Example in Haskell:
 
Example in Haskell:
*Main> pack ['a', 'a', 'a', 'a', 'b', 'c', 'c', 'a', 'a', 'd', 'e', 'e', 'e', 'e']
 
["aaaa","b","cc","aa","d","eeee"]
 
</pre>
 
   
Solution:
 
 
<haskell>
 
<haskell>
pack (x:xs) = let (first,rest) = span (==x) xs
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*Main> pack ['a', 'a', 'a', 'a', 'b', 'c', 'c', 'a',
in (x:first) : pack rest
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'a', 'd', 'e', 'e', 'e', 'e']
pack [] = []
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["aaaa","b","cc","aa","d","eeee"]
 
</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
This is implemented as <hask>group</hask> in <hask>Data.List</hask>.
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== Problem 10 ==
 
== Problem 10 ==
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Example:
 
Example:
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
* (encode '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
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* (encode '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
((4 A) (1 B) (2 C) (2 A) (1 D)(4 E))
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((4 A) (1 B) (2 C) (2 A) (1 D)(4 E))
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
   
 
Example in Haskell:
 
Example in Haskell:
<pre>
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<haskell>
 
encode "aaaabccaadeeee"
 
encode "aaaabccaadeeee"
 
[(4,'a'),(1,'b'),(2,'c'),(2,'a'),(1,'d'),(4,'e')]
 
[(4,'a'),(1,'b'),(2,'c'),(2,'a'),(1,'d'),(4,'e')]
</pre>
 
 
Solution:
 
<haskell>
 
encode xs = map (\x -> (length x,head x)) (group xs)
 
 
</haskell>
 
</haskell>
   
which can also be expressed as a list comprehension:
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<haskell>
 
[(length x, head x) | x <- group xs]
 
</haskell>
 
   
Or writing it [[Pointfree]]:
 
 
<haskell>
 
encode :: Eq a => [a] -> [(Int, a)]
 
encode = map (\x -> (length x, head x)) . group
 
</haskell>
 
 
Or (ab)using the "&&&" arrow operator for tuples:
 
 
<haskell>
 
encode :: Eq a => [a] -> [(Int, a)]
 
encode xs = map (length &&& head) $ group xs
 
</haskell>
 
 
[[Category:Tutorials]]
 
[[Category:Tutorials]]

Revision as of 16:10, 5 October 2012


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

1 Problem 1

(*) Find the last element of a list.

(Note that the Lisp transcription of this problem is incorrect.)

Example in Haskell:

Prelude> myLast [1,2,3,4]
4
Prelude> myLast ['x','y','z']
'z'

Solutions


2 Problem 2

(*) Find the last but one element of a list.

(Note that the Lisp transcription of this problem is incorrect.)

Example in Haskell:

Prelude> myButLast [1,2,3,4]
3
Prelude> myButLast ['a'..'z']
'y'

Solutions


3 Problem 3

(*) Find the K'th element of a list. The first element in the list is number 1.

Example:

* (element-at '(a b c d e) 3)
c

Example in Haskell:

Prelude> elementAt [1,2,3] 2
2
Prelude> elementAt "haskell" 5
'e'

Solutions


4 Problem 4

(*) Find the number of elements of a list.

Example in Haskell:

Prelude> myLength [123, 456, 789]
3
Prelude> myLength "Hello, world!"
13

Solutions


5 Problem 5

(*) Reverse a list.

Example in Haskell:

Prelude> reverse "A man, a plan, a canal, panama!"
"!amanap ,lanac a ,nalp a ,nam A"
Prelude> reverse [1,2,3,4]
[4,3,2,1]

Solutions


6 Problem 6

(*) Find out whether a list is a palindrome. A palindrome can be read forward or backward; e.g. (x a m a x).

Example in Haskell:

*Main> isPalindrome [1,2,3]
False
*Main> isPalindrome "madamimadam"
True
*Main> isPalindrome [1,2,4,8,16,8,4,2,1]
True

Solutions


7 Problem 7

(**) Flatten a nested list structure.

Transform a list, possibly holding lists as elements into a `flat' list by replacing each list with its elements (recursively).

Example:

* (my-flatten '(a (b (c d) e)))
(A B C D E)

Example in Haskell:

We have to define a new data type, because lists in Haskell are homogeneous.

 data NestedList a = Elem a | List [NestedList a]
*Main> flatten (Elem 5)
[5]
*Main> flatten (List [Elem 1, List [Elem 2, List [Elem 3, Elem 4], Elem 5]])
[1,2,3,4,5]
*Main> flatten (List [])
[]


Solutions

8 Problem 8

(**) Eliminate consecutive duplicates of list elements.

If a list contains repeated elements they should be replaced with a single copy of the element. The order of the elements should not be changed.

Example:

* (compress '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
(A B C A D E)

Example in Haskell:

> compress ["a","a","a","a","b","c","c","a","a","d","e","e","e","e"]
["a","b","c","a","d","e"]

Solutions

9 Problem 9

(**) Pack consecutive duplicates of list elements into sublists. If a list contains repeated elements they should be placed in separate sublists.

Example:

* (pack '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
((A A A A) (B) (C C) (A A) (D) (E E E E))

Example in Haskell:

*Main> pack ['a', 'a', 'a', 'a', 'b', 'c', 'c', 'a', 
             'a', 'd', 'e', 'e', 'e', 'e']
["aaaa","b","cc","aa","d","eeee"]

Solutions

10 Problem 10

(*) Run-length encoding of a list. Use the result of problem P09 to implement the so-called run-length encoding data compression method. Consecutive duplicates of elements are encoded as lists (N E) where N is the number of duplicates of the element E.

Example:

* (encode '(a a a a b c c a a d e e e e))
((4 A) (1 B) (2 C) (2 A) (1 D)(4 E))

Example in Haskell:

encode "aaaabccaadeeee"
[(4,'a'),(1,'b'),(2,'c'),(2,'a'),(1,'d'),(4,'e')]

Solutions