I have a fixed-width input format. The widths are known to me. Suppose I am told that the first field is 20 characters, the second is 10, the third is 12. The total width of a row should therefore be 42 characters. I have a working solution:
parseFW =: dyad def '(+/ (0,+/\x) ="(0 1) i. (+/x)) <;.1 y'"(_ _1)
My plan here is to use the dyadic form of cut (i.e.
;.) with a boolean array to indicate the fret locations. I'm going to get the rolling sum of the field widths to find where the indices of the frets and then I'm going to reduce that to a boolean array by looking for those indices.
input =. noun define NAME STATE TELEPHONE John Smith WA 418-Y11-4111 Mary Hartford CA 319-Z19-4341 Evan Nolan IL 219-532-c301 ) $ input 171 (20 10 12) parseFW >cutLF input ┌────────────────────┬──────────┬────────────┐ │NAME │STATE │TELEPHONE │ ├────────────────────┼──────────┼────────────┤ │John Smith │WA │418-Y11-4111│ ├────────────────────┼──────────┼────────────┤ │Mary Hartford │CA │319-Z19-4341│ ├────────────────────┼──────────┼────────────┤ │Evan Nolan │IL │219-532-c301│ └────────────────────┴──────────┴────────────┘ $ (20 10 12) parseFW >cutLF input 4 3
My concerns are:
- In my head, I feel like this shouldn't take so much code to accomplish and I'm missing something
- Is it idiomatic? I'm new to J and would like to know
I. :^ _1looks like it would do the work I need to convert the rolling sum to a boolean array of fret locations, but it doesn't seem to work (domain error). Am I misusing it?
- Efficiency isn't a huge concern of mine, but I would like to know if I'm missing a "special code" opportunity here with this approach