HackerRank 'Funny String' Solution

Martin Kysel · April 10, 2015

Short Problem Definition:
Suppose you have a string S which has length N and is indexed from 0 to N−1. String R is the reverse of the string S. The string S is funny if the condition Si−Si−1 = Ri−Ri−1 is true for every i from 1 to N−1.

Funny String


time complexity is O(N)

space complexity is O(1)


Just follow the instructions.


def isStrFunny(s):
    s_len = len(s)
    idx = 0
    while idx < s_len//2:
        left_diff = abs(ord(s[idx]) - ord(s[idx+1]))
        right_diff = abs(ord(s[s_len-idx-1]) - ord(s[s_len-idx-2]))
        if left_diff != right_diff:
            return False
        idx += 1
    return True

if __name__ == '__main__':
    t = input()
    for _ in range(t):
    	s = raw_input()
        if isStrFunny(s):
            print "Funny"
            print "Not Funny"

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