In addition to general purpose calculators, there are those designed for specific markets. For example, there are scientific calculators which include trigonometric and statistical calculations. Some calculators even have the ability to do computer algebra. Graphing calculators can be used to graph functions defined on the real line, or higher-dimensional Euclidean space. Find more on wikipedia page...
In this series of missions you are going to build an elementary calculator.
As an input, you get a sequence of keys pressed, and, as the result of that function, you should show what will be shown on the screen when the last key is pressed. Be attentive, it's not always the result of the expression. Actually, playing with the physical calculator or app will really help you to catch edge cases.
In this mission the combinations of signs are presented.
- beginning zeros should be removed, only-zeros number - converted to single zero;
- among +- signs between numbers, the last one should be taken;
- "==" means repeating the last operation;
- "+=" or "-=" - adding/subtracting the number (or operations result) before the combination (doubling the number/subtracting itself).
assert calculator("3+=") == "6" assert calculator("3+2==") == "7" assert calculator("4-1==") == "2" assert calculator("3+-2=") == "1"
How it’s used: Calculators are widely used. Understanding the principles of its input and output are interesting and useful.
Precondition: Allowed characters: digits (0-9), signs plus (+), minus (-) or equation (=) and their combinations (+=, +-, == etc.).
CheckiO Extensions allow you to use local files to solve missions. More info in a blog post.
In order to install CheckiO client you'll need installed Python (version at least 3.8)
Install CheckiO Client first:
pip3 install checkio_client
Configure your tool
checkio --domain=py config --key=
Sync solutions into your local folder
(in beta testing) Launch local server so your browser can use it and sync solution between local file end extension on the fly. (doesn't work for safari)
checkio serv -d
Alternatevly, you can install Chrome extension or FF addon
checkio install-plugin --ff
checkio install-plugin --chromium