## Compress the String! – Python hackerrank Solution

In this task, we would like for you to appreciate the usefulness of the *groupby()* function of *itertools* . To read more about this function, Check this out .

You are given a string S. Suppose a character ‘c’ occurs consecutively X times in the string. Replace these consecutive occurrences of the character ‘c’ with (X,c) in the string.

For a better understanding of the problem, check the explanation.

**Input Format**

A single line of input consisting of the string S.

**Output Format**

A single line of output consisting of the modified string.

**Constraints**

All the characters of S denote integers between 0 and 9.

**Sample Input**

1222311

**Sample Output**

(1, 1) (3, 2) (1, 3) (2, 1)

**Explanation**

First, the character 1 occurs only once. It is replaced by (1,1). Then the character 2 occurs three times, and it is replaced by (3,2) and so on.

Also, note the single space within each compression and between the compressions.

Code:

# Enter your code here. Read input from STDIN. Print output to STDOUT # from itertools import groupby S=input() for i,j in groupby(map(int,list(S))): print(tuple([len(list(j)), i]) ,end = " ")

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