# Why can I here sum numbers

Another valid option would be

def sum(*numbers)
numbers.reduce(&:+)
end

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Robert K.
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wrote:

Well, then it does reject non numbers. Generally I probably would
i.e. use a single Enumerable. I think that is more flexible because

robert

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On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:37 PM, George D. [email protected]
wrote:

Another valid option would be

def sum(*numbers)
numbers.reduce(&:+)
end

\$ ruby <<CODE

def sum(*numbers)
numbers.reduce(&:+)
end
p sum()
CODE
nil

Same store: empty list is not properly dealt with.

Cheers

robert

I found another answer :

def sum (*numbers)
???? numbers.inject(0) {|som,nummer| (nummer.is_a? Integer) ? sum + nummer : sum }
end

but when I do this test :

Test.assert_equals(4, sum(1,"a", 3) )

then I see this answer :

Expected: 3, instead got: 4

but how on earth is 3 expected??

Roelof

Robert K. schreef op 20-11-2014 17:25:

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:37 PM, George D. wrote:
Another valid option would be

def sum(*numbers)
?? numbers.reduce(&:+)
end

\$ ruby <<CODE
> def sum(*numbers)
> ?? numbers.reduce(&:+)
> end
> p sum()
> CODE
nil

Same store: empty list is not properly dealt with.

Cheers

robert

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On 2014-Nov-20, at 13:04 , Roelof W. [email protected] wrote:

then I see this answer :

Expected: 3, instead got: 4

but how on earth is 3 expected

Roelof

I’m guessing that you didn’t paste that answer in, but typed it.

Notice that your block variables are |som,nummer| but then you use sum
in the rest of the block.

sum
#=> 0

so your loop is:
|som=0, nummer=1| #=> sum + nummer == 0 + 1
|som=1, nummer=“a”| #=> sum == 0 (Note, sum is sum() not som)
|som=0, nummer=3| #=> sum + nummer == 0 + 3 == 3

3

-Rob

Rob B. schreef op 20-11-2014 19:24:

On 2014-Nov-20, at 13:04 , Roelof W. <[email protected]> wrote:

I found another answer :

def sum (*numbers)
numbers.inject(0) {|som,nummer| (nummer.is_a? Integer) ? sum + nummer : sum }
end

but when I do this test :

Test.assert_equals(4, sum(1,"a", 3) )

then I see this answer :

Expected: 3, instead got: 4

but how on earth is 3 expected

Roelof

I'm guessing that you didn't paste that answer in, but typed it.

Notice that your block variables are |som,nummer| but then you use sum in the rest of the block.

> sum
#=> 0

so your loop is:
|som=0, nummer=1| #=> sum + nummer == 0 + 1
|som=1, nummer="a"| #=> sum == 0 (Note, sum is sum() not som)
|som=0, nummer=3| #=> sum + nummer == 0 + 3 == 3

3

-Rob

Robert K. schreef op 20-11-2014 17:25:

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:37 PM, George D. wrote:
Another valid option would be

def sum(*numbers)
numbers.reduce(&:+)
end

\$ ruby <<CODE
> def sum(*numbers)
>   numbers.reduce(&:+)
> end
> p sum()
> CODE
nil

Same store: empty list is not properly dealt with.

Cheers

robert

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Thanks, finally I got it working.

Roelof