Help me with my inability to see a simple solution

william humphrey bill at bluewatermaritime.com
Fri Dec 17 13:47:58 CST 2010


That's exactly what I did. A day doesn't go by that I find another way to
make a mistake.

Thanks for all your help.

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Robert Brenstein <rjb at robelko.com> wrote:

> On 16.12.2010 at 20:36 Uhr -0400 william humphrey apparently wrote:
>
>> function getMissingNumbers pNumberList
>>  put empty into vOccurences
>>  repeat for each item vNumber in pNumberList
>>   add 1 to vOccurences[vNumber]
>>  end repeat
>>  get the keys of vOccurences
>>  sort lines of it numeric
>>  put line -1 of it into vLargestNumber
>>  put empty into vMissing
>>  repeat with i=1 to vLargestNumber
>>   if vOccurences[i] is empty then put i & comma after vMissing
>>  end repeat
>>  delete char -1 of vMissing
>>  return vMissing
>> end getMissingNumbers
>>
>> this returns a sequential list of all numbers, not just the missing
>> numbers
>>
>
> Just tested this and it works for me. May be you passed the data as
> multiple parameters instead of one. I mean sth like
>
>  answer getMissingNumbers(3,4,5,6,6,7,8,9,10,12,13,13,14)
>
> instead of
>
>  answer getMissingNumbers("3,4,5,6,6,7,8,9,10,12,13,13,14")
>
> This algorithm makes no assumption on the order of data except that it
> should contain numbers from 1 to the largest number in the set. Their order
> or repetition are irrelevant.
>
>
> Robert
>
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