CuriousLekgolo - 4 months ago 30

C# Question

I'm trying to write a gold prospecting program that takes an initial data map in the form of a 2D array which then produces a map with all the likely places for gold marked on it.

However, when calculating the average to determine whether or not to mark the point for prospecting, I get a "System.IndexOutOfRangeException" exception thrown at me and the program breaks. How would I go about fixing this? Thank you for any help in advance.

`for (int i = 1; i < nRows; i++)`

{

for (int j = 1; j < nCols - 1; j++)

{

//it is at the line below where the program breaks

double average = (data[i - 1, j] + data[i + 1, j] + data[i, j - 1] + data[i, j + 1]) / 4;

if (data[i, j] > average)

{

map[i, j] = "*";

}

}

}

Answer

You go out of borders of your 2-D array. So change this part of your code:

```
for (int i = 1; i < nRows; i++)
{
for (int j = 1; j < nCols - 1; j++)
```

to

```
for (int i = 1; i < nRows - 2; i++) // NOT from 0 to nRows - 1
{
for (int j = 1; j < nCols - 2; j++) // NOT from 0 to nCols - 1
```

so you omit the borders.