Leetcode - Letter Combinations of a Phone Number Solution

# Leetcode - Letter Combinations of a Phone Number Solution

Given a string containing digits from 2-9 inclusive, return all possible letter combinations that the number could represent. Return the answer in any order.

A mapping of digit to letters (just like on the telephone buttons) is given below. Note that 1 does not map to any letters.

Example 1:

Input: digits = "23"
Output: ["ad","ae","af","bd","be","bf","cd","ce","cf"]

Example 2:

Input: digits = ""
Output: []

Example 3:

Input: digits = "2"
Output: ["a","b","c"]

Constraints:

• 0 <= digits.length <= 4
• digits[i] is a digit in the range ['2', '9'].

## Solution in Python

class Solution:
def letterCombinations(self, digits: str) -> List[str]:
def helper(digits):
hash_map = {"1":"", "2": "abc", "3": "def", "4": "ghi", "5": "jkl", "6": "mno", "7": "pqrs", "8":"tuv", "9":"wxyz"}
digits = dict(enumerate(digits))
a = hash_map[digits.get(0, "1")]
b = hash_map[digits.get(1, "1")]
c = hash_map[digits.get(2, "1")]
d = hash_map[digits.get(3, "1")]
for i in a:
if len(digits)==1:
yield "".join([i])
for j in b:
if len(digits)==2:
yield "".join([i,j])
for k in c:
if len(digits)==3:
yield "".join([i,j,k])
for l in d:
yield "".join([i,j,k,l])
return list(helper(digits))