I am attempting to make a simple maze game to test a NNS with genetic algorithms.
the maze for each test would use a matrix to hold the x, y points of things like barriers, the start, the end, and the player's current position. The main thing that I need help with is placing the right character in the right location in a string so when the strings of row 1-25 are read (probably with a for loop) it will read out a layout of the map. As an example, the barrier points 1,1 3,4 and 1,5 would look like this if an "o" is a space:
You're probably looking for something along the lines of this:
width = 6 height = 6 coords = [(1,1),(3,4),(1,5)] print('\n'.join(['|' + ''.join(['x' if (x,y) in coords else 'o' for x in range(width)]) + '|' for y in range(height)]))
Using list comprehension, we can easily construct each row one at a time:
''.join(['x' if (x,y) in coords else 'o' for x in range(width)])
Basically, print an
x if the coordinate contains something, otherwise use
Add the side bars in...
'|' + ''.join([...]) + '|'
''.join() is a very useful function for this.
Then all we have to do is repeat this for each row, making sure to insert a line break between each row.