Conor - 3 months ago 23

Python Question

I can only create a filled diamond, i can't figure out how to get it unfilled.`#

`# The size of the diamond`

N = 7

# The top part (includes the middle row)

i = 0

while i < N // 2 + 1:

print((N // 2 - i) * " " + (2 * i + 1) * "*")

i += 1

# The bottom part

i = 0

while i < N // 2:

print(" " * (i + 1) + "*" * (N - 2 - 2 * i))

i += 1

Answer

You just need to print `(2*i-1)`

spaces in between `'*'`

characters instead instead of only `'*'`

. And have to deal with the very top and very bottom separately:

```
# The size of the diamond
N = 7
# The top part (includes the middle row)
print((N // 2) * " " + '*')
i = 1
while i < N // 2 + 1:
print((N // 2 - i) * " " + '*' + (2 * i - 1) * " " + '*')
i += 1
# The bottom part
i = 0
while i < N // 2 - 1:
print(" " * (i + 1) + '*' + " " * (N - 4 - 2 * i) + '*')
i += 1
print((N // 2) * " " + '*')
*
* *
* *
* *
* *
* *
*
```