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Subject:A quicker way
Summary:A quicker way
Author:H Johnson
Date:2014-02-09 22:08:56
Update:2014-02-10 17:52:54


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H Johnson - 2014-02-09 22:08:56
This will do the same thing, just more quickly:

var sumTable = [[0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9],

var sum = 0, flip = 0;
for (var i=cardNo.length-1; i>= 0; i--)
sum += sumTable[flip++ & 0x1][Number(cardNo.charAt(i))];

Have fun with it. I rewrote it in php from what someone else had done in java.

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Rolands Kusins - 2014-02-10 08:22:17 - In reply to message 1 from H Johnson
Thank you! Made some performance improvements on my method and added yours. On my laptop, with 1 000 000 number check digit calculation there is approx 1 second improvement with algorithm you suggested.

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H Johnson - 2014-02-10 17:52:54 - In reply to message 2 from Rolands Kusins
You're welcome.

I thought it as a pretty cool algorithm when I found it, and a good example of how one can think about a problem from a very different perspective. I like you started with a much more complicated approach.

Anyway, while I don't use it currently, because my payment provider has this checker built in to their stuff, I saved it as just one of those very neat things I had seen.