Emile  Funk

Emile Funk

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ES6 Static Number and Math Properties That We May Have Missed

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ES6 Static Number and Math Properties That We May Have Missed
ES6 introduced various math and number methods and properties. In this article, we’ll look at some useful static Number properties that we may have missed.
Number.isFinite(num)
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ES6 Static Number and Math Properties That We May Have Missed
Tyrique  Littel

Tyrique Littel

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Static Code Analysis: What It Is? How to Use It?

Static code analysis refers to the technique of approximating the runtime behavior of a program. In other words, it is the process of predicting the output of a program without actually executing it.

Lately, however, the term “Static Code Analysis” is more commonly used to refer to one of the applications of this technique rather than the technique itself — program comprehension — understanding the program and detecting issues in it (anything from syntax errors to type mismatches, performance hogs likely bugs, security loopholes, etc.). This is the usage we’d be referring to throughout this post.

“The refinement of techniques for the prompt discovery of error serves as well as any other as a hallmark of what we mean by science.”

  • J. Robert Oppenheimer

Outline

We cover a lot of ground in this post. The aim is to build an understanding of static code analysis and to equip you with the basic theory, and the right tools so that you can write analyzers on your own.

We start our journey with laying down the essential parts of the pipeline which a compiler follows to understand what a piece of code does. We learn where to tap points in this pipeline to plug in our analyzers and extract meaningful information. In the latter half, we get our feet wet, and write four such static analyzers, completely from scratch, in Python.

Note that although the ideas here are discussed in light of Python, static code analyzers across all programming languages are carved out along similar lines. We chose Python because of the availability of an easy to use ast module, and wide adoption of the language itself.

How does it all work?

Before a computer can finally “understand” and execute a piece of code, it goes through a series of complicated transformations:

static analysis workflow

As you can see in the diagram (go ahead, zoom it!), the static analyzers feed on the output of these stages. To be able to better understand the static analysis techniques, let’s look at each of these steps in some more detail:

Scanning

The first thing that a compiler does when trying to understand a piece of code is to break it down into smaller chunks, also known as tokens. Tokens are akin to what words are in a language.

A token might consist of either a single character, like (, or literals (like integers, strings, e.g., 7Bob, etc.), or reserved keywords of that language (e.g, def in Python). Characters which do not contribute towards the semantics of a program, like trailing whitespace, comments, etc. are often discarded by the scanner.

Python provides the tokenize module in its standard library to let you play around with tokens:

Python

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import io

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import tokenize

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code = b"color = input('Enter your favourite color: ')"

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for token in tokenize.tokenize(io.BytesIO(code).readline):

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    print(token)

Python

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TokenInfo(type=62 (ENCODING),  string='utf-8')

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TokenInfo(type=1  (NAME),      string='color')

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TokenInfo(type=54 (OP),        string='=')

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TokenInfo(type=1  (NAME),      string='input')

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TokenInfo(type=54 (OP),        string='(')

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TokenInfo(type=3  (STRING),    string="'Enter your favourite color: '")

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TokenInfo(type=54 (OP),        string=')')

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TokenInfo(type=4  (NEWLINE),   string='')

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TokenInfo(type=0  (ENDMARKER), string='')

(Note that for the sake of readability, I’ve omitted a few columns from the result above — metadata like starting index, ending index, a copy of the line on which a token occurs, etc.)

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Emile  Funk

Emile Funk

1591500069

ES6 Static Number and Math Properties That We May Have Missed

Chrome DevTools: The Console

ES6 Static Number and Math Properties That We May Have Missed
ES6 introduced various math and number methods and properties. In this article, we’ll look at some useful static Number properties that we may have missed.
Number.isFinite(num)
Number.isFinite(num) is a new method that lets us check if a number is finite or not.

#programming #web-development #technology #javascript #js

Perfect Number Program In Python: How to check if a number is perfect or not?

Introduction

A number is said to be the perfect number if the sum of its proper divisors (not including the number itself) is equal to the number.

To get a better idea let’s consider an example, proper divisors of 6 are 1, 2, 3. Now the sum of these divisors is equal to 6 (1+2+3=6), so 6 is said to be a perfect number. Whereas if we consider another number like 12, proper divisors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. Now the sum of these divisors is not equal to 12, so 12 is not a perfect number.

Programming in Python is relatively simpler and more fun when compared to other languages because of its simpler syntax, good readability. Now that we are clear with the concept of perfect number let’s write a python program to check if a number is a perfect number or not. Let’s build a python code for checking if the given user input is a perfect number or not and explore the fun in coding with python.

#data science #how to check if a number is perfect #perfect number #perfect number in python #perfect number program in python #python

Ray  Patel

Ray Patel

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Perfect Number Program In Python: How to check if a number is perfect or not?

Introduction

A number is said to be the perfect number if the sum of its proper divisors (not including the number itself) is equal to the number.

To get a better idea let’s consider an example, proper divisors of 6 are 1, 2, 3. Now the sum of these divisors is equal to 6 (1+2+3=6), so 6 is said to be a perfect number. Whereas if we consider another number like 12, proper divisors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. Now the sum of these divisors is not equal to 12, so 12 is not a perfect number.

Programming in Python is relatively simpler and more fun when compared to other languages because of its simpler syntax, good readability. Now that we are clear with the concept of perfect number let’s write a python program to check if a number is a perfect number or not. Let’s build a python code for checking if the given user input is a perfect number or not and explore the fun in coding with python.

#data science #how to check if a number is perfect #perfect number #perfect number in python #perfect number program in python #python

Check if a number can be expressed as sum of two Perfect powers

Given a positive number N, the task is to check whether the given number N can be expressed in the form of ax + by where x and y > 1 and a and b > 0. If N can be expressed in the given form then print true otherwise print false.

Examples:

Input:_  N = 5_

Output:_ true_

Explanation:

_5 can be expressed as 22+12 _

Input:_ N = 15_

Output:_ false_

Approach: The idea is to use the concept of perfect powers to determine whether the sum exists or not. Below are the steps:

  1. Create an array(say perfectPower[]) to store the numbers which are a perfect power or not.
  2. Now the array perfectPower[] store all the elements which are perfect power, therefore we generate all possible pair sum of all the elements in this array.
  3. Keep the mark of the sum calculated in the above step in an array isSum[] as it can be expressed in the form of ax + by .
  4. After the above steps if isSum[N] is true then print true otherwise print false.

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