james clarke - 6 months ago 41
Python Question

# algorithm to create a circle in a 2D array EDIT: diamond would be okay aswel

I have a 2D in python that represents a tile map, each element in the array is either a 1 or 0, 0 representing land and 1 representing water. I need an algorithm that takes 2 random coordinates to be the center of the circle, a variable for the radius (max 5) and replace the necessary elements in the array to form a full circle.

``````x = random.randint(0,MAPWIDTH)
y = random.randint(0,MAPHEIGHT)

tileMap[x][y] = 1 #this creates the center of the circle
``````

how would I do this?

As previously said, you can use the definition of a circle, like so:

``````import math

def dist(x1, y1, x2, y2):
return math.sqrt((x1 - x2) ** 2 + (y1 - y2) ** 2)

def make_circle(tiles, cx, cy, r):
for x in range(cx - r, cx + r):
for y in range(cy - r, cy + r):
if dist(cx, cy, x, y) <= r:
tiles[x][y] = 1

width = 50
height = 50

cx = width // 2
cy = height // 2
r = 23

tiles = [[0 for _ in range(height)] for _ in range(width)]

make_circle(tiles, cx, cy, r)

print("\n".join("".join(map(str, i)) for i in tiles))
``````

This outputs

``````00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000001000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000001111111111111000000000000000000
00000000000000001111111111111111111000000000000000
00000000000000111111111111111111111110000000000000
00000000000001111111111111111111111111000000000000
00000000000111111111111111111111111111110000000000
00000000001111111111111111111111111111111000000000
00000000011111111111111111111111111111111100000000
00000000111111111111111111111111111111111110000000
00000001111111111111111111111111111111111111000000
00000001111111111111111111111111111111111111000000
00000011111111111111111111111111111111111111100000
00000111111111111111111111111111111111111111110000
00000111111111111111111111111111111111111111110000
00001111111111111111111111111111111111111111111000
00001111111111111111111111111111111111111111111000
00001111111111111111111111111111111111111111111000
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00011111111111111111111111111111111111111111111100
00001111111111111111111111111111111111111111111000
00001111111111111111111111111111111111111111111000
00001111111111111111111111111111111111111111111000
00000111111111111111111111111111111111111111110000
00000111111111111111111111111111111111111111110000
00000011111111111111111111111111111111111111100000
00000001111111111111111111111111111111111111000000
00000001111111111111111111111111111111111111000000
00000000111111111111111111111111111111111110000000
00000000011111111111111111111111111111111100000000
00000000001111111111111111111111111111111000000000
00000000000111111111111111111111111111110000000000
00000000000001111111111111111111111111000000000000
00000000000000111111111111111111111110000000000000
00000000000000001111111111111111111000000000000000
00000000000000000001111111111111000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
``````

Note that I deliberately used a rather large array and radius - this results in being able to actually see the circle a bit better. For some radius around 5, it would probably be pixelated beyond belief.

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