UNB/ CS/ David Bremner/ teaching/ cs2613/ books/ diveintopython3/ examples/ alphametics.py
```'''Find solutions to alphametic equations.

>>> alphametics.solve('SEND + MORE == MONEY')
'9567 + 1085 == 10652'
'''

import re
import itertools

def solve(puzzle):
words = re.findall('[A-Z]+', puzzle.upper())
unique_characters = set(''.join(words))
assert len(unique_characters) <= 10, 'Too many letters'
first_letters = {word[0] for word in words}
n = len(first_letters)
sorted_characters = ''.join(first_letters) + \
''.join(unique_characters - first_letters)
characters = tuple(ord(c) for c in sorted_characters)
digits = tuple(ord(c) for c in '0123456789')
zero = digits[0]
for guess in itertools.permutations(digits, len(characters)):
if zero not in guess[:n]:
equation = puzzle.translate(dict(zip(characters, guess)))
if eval(equation):
return equation

if __name__ == '__main__':
import sys
for puzzle in sys.argv[1:]:
print(puzzle)
solution = solve(puzzle)
if solution:
print(solution)

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