ACODE - Alphacode

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Alice and Bob need to send secret messages to each other and are discussing ways to encode their messages:

Alice: “Let’s just use a very simple code: We’ll assign ‘A’ the code word 1, ‘B’ will be 2, and so on down to ‘Z’ being assigned 26.”

Bob: “That’s a stupid code, Alice. Suppose I send you the word ‘BEAN’ encoded as 25114. You could decode that in many different ways!”

Alice: “Sure you could, but what words would you get? Other than ‘BEAN’, you’d get ‘BEAAD’, ‘YAAD’, ‘YAN’, ‘YKD’ and ‘BEKD’. I think you would be able to figure out the correct decoding. And why would you send me the word ‘BEAN’ anyway?”

Bob: “OK, maybe that’s a bad example, but I bet you that if you got a string of length 5000 there would be tons of different decodings and with that many you would find at least two different ones that would make sense.”

Alice: “How many different decodings?”

Bob: “Jillions!”

For some reason, Alice is still unconvinced by Bob’s argument, so she requires a program that will determine how many decodings there can be for a given string using her code.


Input will consist of multiple input sets. Each set will consist of a single line of at most 5000 digits representing a valid encryption (for example, no line will begin with a 0). There will be no spaces between the digits. An input line of ‘0’ will terminate the input and should not be processed.


For each input set, output the number of possible decodings for the input string. All answers will be within the range of a 64 bit signed integer.






Added by:Adrian Kuegel
Time limit:0.341s
Source limit:50000B
Memory limit:1536MB
Cluster: Cube (Intel Pentium G860 3GHz)
Languages:All except: SCM chicken
Resource:ACM East Central North America Regional Programming Contest 2004

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BRAIN: 2015-04-13 16:28:41

be careful with digits 0

Anshul Garg: 2015-04-12 21:43:01

just wow..gained confidence to solve DP :D

arjun: 2015-03-24 16:33:10

follow the tuts of DP.
u will get AC in 1st attempt.
Test all the below test cases.
that is @Daniel Carvalho

Last edit: 2015-03-24 16:33:42
Vaporeon: 2015-03-18 22:52:38

My first dp.. :) check for 0's :D

sathya_dev: 2015-03-17 19:34:58

All the test cases mentioned in the comments are passed.But Still I'm getting Wrong Answer.

Can anyone please have a look at my code?

Siu Ching Pong (Asuka Kenji): 2015-03-10 02:32:11

@Daniel Carvalho : Thanks for the test cases! They Saved me for the day!

Anuj Arora: 2015-03-08 18:46:41

Easy DP...:) it in first attempt

ben: 2015-02-26 01:13:32

@Daniel Carvalho : Nice test cases! Really helpful for tricky cases

Srikant Aggarwal: 2015-02-19 16:44:41

does 226210 has less output that 22621?

Daniel Carvalho: 2015-02-18 13:34:26

Don't assume ending 0 has only 1 digit. Here are some test cases and outputs:
1111 - 5
25144 - 4
2262 - 3
22621 - 6
226210 - 3
2203 - 1
2020 - 1
2022 - 2
136517 - 4