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sidd607

  • one year ago

how do you convert a string such as (2+3)*4+(4+5) to a list such as [[2,"+",3],"*",4,"+",[4,"+",5]] and evaluate the value of the expression??

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  1. e.mccormick
    • one year ago
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    You would need to examine the string using some sort of a loop and find all the parenthesis first. This would allow you to build the order of operations into your evaluation system. In fact, working with the order of operations would be the real key. That would let you place things in the list in the order they need to be evaluated to get an answer. Also, your evaluation routine would need to loop or recurs based on if it finds a list within the list.

  2. A.Avinash_Goutham
    • one year ago
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    use a stack..

  3. e.mccormick
    • one year ago
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    @A.Avinash_Goutham He posted in the MIT 6.189 area, which is an Intro to Python class. In Python, the list can be used as a stack. With append() and pop() it becomes a LIFO data structure.

  4. sidd607
    • one year ago
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    i got the logic. But the problem is i am not being able to write the proper code.

  5. e.mccormick
    • one year ago
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    Well, what did you come up with?

  6. droopy4096
    • one year ago
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    @sidd607 , while not my solution, here's what google brings up - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2371436/evaluating-a-mathematical-expression-in-a-string in other words - there is no simple solution to this as you have to parse numerical strings that can get pretty hairy...

  7. goformit100
    • one year ago
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