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Advent of Code 2020: Python Solution Day 21

qviper profile image Viper ・1 min read

Today's challenge was very easy but was pretty tricky to tackle. I found the solution to first part by using python sets and for the second part, I used help from Reddit.

Please share your solution too.

with open("day21.txt") as fp:
    lines =

food_dict = {}
safe_ingredient = set()
all_ingredients = []
for food in lines:
    ingredients, allergens = food.split(" (contains ")
    allergens = allergens[:-1]
    ingredients = ingredients.split(" ")
    unique_in = set(ingredients)
    allergens = allergens.split(", ")

    for allergen in allergens:
        if food_dict.get(allergen) is None:
            food_dict[allergen] = unique_in
            food_dict[allergen] = food_dict[allergen].intersection(unique_in)

safe_ingredient = safe_ingredient.difference(set(k for value in food_dict.values() for k in value))
safe_count = sum([ingredient in safe_ingredient for ingredient in all_ingredients])
print(f"Safe ingredients: {safe_count}")

while any([len(i) > 1 for i in food_dict.values()]):    
    for a, i in food_dict.items():                      
        if len(i) == 1:                                 
            alg = list(i)[0]                            
            for a2, i2 in food_dict.items():            
                if a2 == a:                             
                if len(i2) > 1:                         
                    if alg in i2:                       

names = list(food_dict.keys())                          
print("My dangerous list: ", ",".join([",".join(food_dict[i]) for i in names]))
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