re: AoC Day 14: Chocolate Charts VIEW POST


OK, I'm caving. I'm going to be doing these in Python from here on out, I think. They're getting tough enough that I don't need to be fighting with Rust's borrow checker and the challenge itself. It feels like trying to win a debate on foreign policy in Mandarin. Also, Python is way more fun. And it's Christmas, so Merry Christmas to me and Python. 😬

Anyways, enough whining from me. Here's my solution from day 14.

"""Day 14: Chocolate Charts

Figuring out scores for hot chocolate through iterative process.

from typing import List

class Board:
    """Keeps track of hot chocolate recipe scores"""

    def __init__(self, elf1_score, elf2_score):
        self.scores = [elf1_score, elf2_score]
        self.elf1 = 0
        self.elf2 = 1

    def generate_new_recipes(self):
        """Generates one or two new recipes by combining the current ones"""
        new_score = self.scores[self.elf1] + self.scores[self.elf2]

    def digits(number: int) -> List[int]:
        """Given a number, returns a list of its digits"""
        return [int(digit) for digit in str(number)]

    def select_new_recipes(self):
        """Each elf selects a new recipe based on their current one"""
        self.elf1 = (self.elf1 + self.scores[self.elf1] + 1) % len(self.scores)
        self.elf2 = (self.elf2 + self.scores[self.elf2] + 1) % len(self.scores)

    def tick(self):
        """One iteration cycle of creating recipes"""

    def generate_n_scores(self, n: int) -> List[int]:
        """Adds *at least* n scores to the board (may be one extra)"""
        current_scores = len(self.scores)
        while len(self.scores) < current_scores + n:

        return self.scores[current_scores:current_scores + n]

    def get_scores(self, start: int, count: int) -> List[int]:
        """Returns the scores on the board.  1-based counting"""
        return self.scores[start - 1:start - 1 + count]

    def find_numbers(self, num: str) -> int:
        """Find the start index of a given string of digits"""
        digits = Board.digits(num)

        if len(self.scores) < len(digits):
            self.generate_n_scores(len(digits) - len(self.scores))

        last_len = len(digits)
        while True:
            if len(self.scores) == last_len + 2:
                if self.scores[-len(digits) - 1: -1] == digits:
                    return len(self.scores) - len(digits) - 1
            if self.scores[-len(digits):] == digits:
                return len(self.scores) - len(digits)

            last_len = len(self.scores)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    # Part 1
    board = Board(3, 7)
    board.generate_n_scores(440231 + 10)
    print("".join(str(i) for i in board.get_scores(440231 + 1, 10)))

    # Part 2
    board = Board(3, 7)
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