# Score Comparison Kata

14 May 2020

## Problem Statement

We are given two arrays, called a and b with 3 elements each. Our task is to compare elements of the same index with each other from both arrays. If a number stored in one index is greater than the number stored in the other, then a point is awarded to the person the first array belongs too. At the end, we return a tally of points for the first and second person.

## Solution

My first solution loops through the first array and compares each element with the second array. We have two guard clauses to do this. I feel like we should be able to do this without using a loop, will try in my next attempt.

```
function compareTriplets(a, b) {
const scores = [0,0];
for(let i = 0; i < a.length; i++) {
if(a[i] > b[i]) { scores[0]++ }
if(a[i] < b[i]) { scores[1]++ }
}
return scores;
}
```

My second attempt swaps the loop for a map. I looked up how to zip two arrays together in JavaScript and adapted the map example to this problem. I still don't like the if statement. Maybe a sort of some kind could help.

```
// Complete the compareTriplets function below.
function compareTriplets(a, b) {
let scores = [0,0];
a.map(function(e,i) {
if(e > b[i]) { scores[0]++ }
if(e < b[i]) { scores[1]++ }
});
return scores;
}
```

Couldn't find any info on sorting. There was a ternary option but I don't like those because they're harder to read. I'll ask for feedback.

The feedback I got was to only use Map when I'm going to use the returned array, otherwise use forEach. So I did that. That was the only feedback. Though I decided to switch out the characters a and b for alice and bob to make it clearer who the scores belonged to.

```
function compareTriplets(alice, bob) {
let scores = [0,0];
alice.forEach((alice,i) => {
if(alice > bob[i]) { scores[0]++ }
if(alice < bob[i]) { scores[1]++ }
});
return scores;
}
```

More feedback! This is really cool. We assigned the numbers 0 and 1 (indexes) to AlICE and BOB const variables, so it's clearer who the scores are being assigned to.

```
function compareTriplets(alice, bob) {
const [ALICE,BOB] = [0,1];
let scores = [0,0];
alice.forEach((alice,i) => {
if(alice > bob[i]) { scores[ALICE]++ }
if(alice < bob[i]) { scores[BOB]++ }
});
return scores;
}
```