Use the Luhn algorithm to check if credit card numbers are valid

# credit_card_checker_py

I published this package on PyPI https://pypi.org/project/credit-card-checker/

or run pip3 install credit_card_checker

## Validating a Number

Strings of length 1 or less are not valid. Spaces are allowed in the input, but they should be stripped before checking. All other non-digit characters are disallowed.

## Example 1: valid credit card number

4539 1488 0343 6467


The first step of the Luhn algorithm is to double every second digit, starting from the right. We will be doubling

4_3_ 1_8_ 0_4_ 6_6_


If doubling the number results in a number greater than 9 then subtract 9 from the product. The results of our doubling:

8569 2478 0383 3437


Then sum all of the digits:

8+5+6+9+2+4+7+8+0+3+8+3+3+4+3+7 = 80


If the sum is evenly divisible by 10, then the number is valid. This number is valid!

## Example 2: invalid credit card number

8273 1232 7352 0569


Double the second digits, starting from the right

7253 2262 5312 0539


Sum the digits

7+2+5+3+2+2+6+2+5+3+1+2+0+5+3+9 = 57


57 is not evenly divisible by 10, so this number is not valid.

## example usage

>>> from credit_card_checker import CreditCardChecker
>>> CreditCardChecker('234 567 891 234').valid()
True
>>> CreditCardChecker('8273 1232 7352 0569').valid()
False


## test

To run the tests, run pytest credit_card_checker_test.py

Alternatively, run the pytest module: python3 -m pytest credit_card_checker_test.py

## Project details

Uploaded source