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Golang CheatSheet

Golang CheatSheet

1.1 Golang Conversion

Name Comment
Convert string to int i, _ := strconv.ParseInt(“12345”, 10, 64)
Convert string to int i, err := strconv.Atoi(“-42”)
Convert string to list L := strings.Split(“hi,golang”, “”)
Convert string to []byte []byte(“abcXX”)
Convert string to float32 f, _ := strconv.ParseFloat(“3.1415”, 32)
Convert int to float32 0.5*float32(age)+7>= float32(age2)
Convert int to string s := strconv.Itoa(-42)
Convert rune to string string(rune1)
Convert list to string strings.Join(list, “, “)
Convert list to byte byteI := byte(65)
Convert byte to int int(byte('a'))
Convert bytes to string string([]byte("abcXX"))
Convert int32 to int32 Pointer func int32Ptr(i int32) *int32 { return &i }
Convert string[] to string strings.Join([]string{“a”, “b”}, “,”)

1.2 Golang Code Structure & Common Algorithms

Name Comment
Online Go Playgroud https://play.golang.org/
One line if statement if a >= 1 { fmt.Print(“yes”) }
Declare variables with initializers var ischecked, v, str = false, 2, “yes!”
switch code/example-switch.go
queue Leetcode: Number of Recent Calls
bfs code/tree-bfs.go
trie tree code/tree-trie.go

1.3 Syntax Sugar: From Python To Golang

Name Python Golang
sum slice sum([1, 2, 3]) sum := 0; for i := range nums { sum += nums[i] }
Get last item nums[-1] nums[len(nums)-1]
For for i in range(10): for i := 0; i < 10; i++
Loop list for num in [1, 2] for num := range[]int{1, 2} { fmt.Print(num) }
Loop string for ch in str: for _, ch := range str { fmt.Print(ch) }
Iterator for num in nums: for _, num := range nums {fmt.Print(num)}
While while isOK: for isOK
Check ch range ord(ch) in range(ord('a'), ord('z')+1) ch >=’a’ && ch <=’z’
Get min min(2, 6, 5)  
Check is nil root is None root == nil
Reverse list nums[::-1] Need to create your own function. Weird!

1.4 Golang Array/List/Slice

Name Comment
Make a array var a [2]string; a[0]=”hello”; a[1]=”world”
Create array with given values l := [6]int{2, 3, 7, 5, 11, 13}
Create array with given values l := []string{“a”, “c”, “b”, “d”}
Create dynamically-sized arrays a := make([]int, 5)
Create dynamically-sized arrays a := make([]int, 1, 5) // 5 is capacity
Sort string array sort.Strings(l); fmt.Print(l)
Sort int array sort.Ints(l) //in-place change
Append item l = append(l, “e”)
Append items l = append(l, “e”, “b”, “c”)
Append item to head/prepend l = append([]string{"a"}, l...)
Remove last item l = l[:len(l)-1]
Remove item by index l = append(l[0:1], l[2:]...)
Slices of a array var l2 = l[1:3] // Notice: it’s a reference
Copy a list b := make([]l, len(a)); copy(b, a)
Join two lists l1 = append(l1, l2...)
Use pointer of array list code/pointer-array.go

1.5 Golang String

Name Comment
Reference Link: package strings
Format string fmt.Sprintf("At %v, %s", e.When, e.What)
Format string fmt.Printf("int: %d, float: %f, bool: %t\n", 123, 78.9, true)
Split string var L = strings.Split("hi,golang", ",")
Replace string var str2 = strings.Replace("hi,all", ",", ";", -1)
Replace string strings.Replace("aaaa", "a", "b", 2) //bbaa
Split string by separator strings.Split(path, " ")
Count characters strings.Count("test", "t")
Substring strings.Index("test", "e")
Join string strings.Join([]string{"a","b"}, "-")
Repeat string strings.Repeat("a", 2) // aa
Lower string strings.ToLower("TEST")
Trim whitespace in two sides strings.TrimSpace("\t Hello world!\n ")
Trim trailing whitespace strings.TrimRight("\t Hello world!\n ", "\n ")
Concact string fmt.Sprintf("%s%s", str1, str2)

1.6 Golang Integer/Float

Name Comment
Int max MaxInt32 = 1<<31 – 1 golang math
Int min MinInt32 = -1 << 31 golang math
Pass int as reference sample code

1.7 Golang Package management

Name Comment
go mod Link: go modules
go get fix GO111MODULE=off go get -fix ./...

1.8 Golang Ascii

Name Comment
get character ascii byte('0')
ascii offset fmt.Println(string('B' + byte('a')-byte('A')))

1.9 Golang Dict/Hashmap/Map

Name Comment
Create dict map[string]int{"a": 1, "b": 2}
Create dict make(map[string]int)
Check existence _, ok := m[k]
Delete key delete(m, "k1")
Create a map of lists m := make(map[string][]string)

1.10 Golang Goroutines

Name Comment
Basic goroutine code/example-goroutine.go

1.11 Golang Inteface

Name Comment
Hash map with both key and value dynamic map[interface{}]interface{}
Convert map[interface {}]interface {} to map[string]string code/interface-conversion.go

1.12 Golang Files & Folders

Name Comment
Read files code/example-read-file.go
Write files code/example-write-file.go

1.13 Golang Bit Operator & Math

Name Comment
Shift left fmt.Print(1 << 10) // 1024
Shift right fmt.Print(1024 >> 3) // 128
pow(2, 3) int(math.Pow(2, 3)) // Default is float64


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