Find the count of sub-strings whose characters can be rearranged to form the given word in Python

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Suppose we have a string S (all letters are in lowercase), we have to find the count of all of the sub-strings of length four whose characters can be rearranged to form this word "bird".

So, if the input is like "birdb", then the output will be 2.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • cnt := 0

  • for i in range 0 to size of s - 3, do

    • bird := an array with [0, 0, 0, 0]

    • for j in range i to i + 4, do

      • if s[j] is same as 'b', then

        • bird[0] := bird[0] + 1

      • otherwise when s[j] is same as 'i', then

        • bird[1] := bird[1] + 1

      • otherwise when s[j] is same as 'r', then

        • bird[2] := bird[2] + 1

      • otherwise when s[j] is same as 'd', then

        • bird[3] := bird[3] + 1

      • if bird is same as [1,1,1,1], then

        • cnt := cnt + 1

  • return cnt

Example 

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

 Live Demo

def number_of_occurrence(s):
   cnt = 0
   for i in range(0, len(s) - 3):
      bird = [0, 0, 0, 0]
      for j in range(i, i + 4):
         if s[j] == 'b':
            bird[0] += 1
         elif s[j] == 'i':
            bird[1] += 1
         elif s[j] == 'r':
            bird[2] += 1
         elif s[j] == 'd':
            bird[3] += 1
      if bird == [1,1,1,1]:
         cnt += 1
   return cnt
s = "birdb"
print(number_of_occurrence(s))

Input

"birdb"

Output

2
raja
Published on 19-Aug-2020 15:11:16
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