Program to print the pattern ‘G’

In this article, we will learn how to print the pattern G using stars and white-spaces. Given a number n, we will write a program to print the pattern G over n lines or rows.

Examples:

Input : 7
Output :
  ***  
 *     
 *     
 * *** 
 *   * 
 *   * 
  ***  

Input : 9
Output :
  *****  
 *       
 *       
 *       
 *   *** 
 *     * 
 *     * 
 *     * 
  *****  



In this program, we have used the simple logic of iteration over lines to create the pattern G. Please look at the image below which represents the pattern G in the form of a 2-d matrix, where mat[i][j] = ‘ij’:
G
If we try to analyze this picture with a (row, column) matrix and the circles represent the position of stars in the pattern G, we will learn the steps. Here we are performing the operations column-wise. So for the first line of stars, we set the first if condition, where the row position with 0 and (n-1) won’t get the stars and all other rows from 1 to (n-1), will get the stars. Similarly, for the second, third and fourth column we want stars at the position row = 0 and row = (n-1). The other steps are self-explanatory and can be understood from the position of rows and columns in the diagram.

Below is the implementation of above idea:

C++

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// C++ program to print the pattern G 
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
  
void pattern(int line)
{
    int i, j;
    for(i = 0; i < line; i++)
    {
        for(j = 0; j < line; j++)
        {
            if((j == 1 && i != 0 && i != line - 1) ||
              ((i == 0 || i == line - 1) && j > 1 &&
              j < line - 2) || (i == ((line - 1) / 2) && 
              j > 2 && j < line - 1) || (j == line - 2 && 
              i != 0 && i >= ((line - 1) / 2) && i != line - 1))
                printf("*");
            else
                printf( " ");
  
        }
        printf("\n");
    }
}
  
// Driver code
int main() 
{
    int line = 7;
    pattern(line);
    return 0;
}
  
// This code is contributed 
// by  vt_m. 

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Java

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// Java program to print the pattern G 
import java.io.*;
  
class GFG {
  
    static void pattern(int line)
    {
        int i, j;
        for(i = 0; i < line; i++)
        {
            for(j = 0; j < line; j++)
            {
                if((j == 1 && i != 0 && i != line - 1) ||
                ((i == 0 || i == line - 1) && j > 1 &&
                j < line - 2) || (i == ((line - 1) / 2) && 
                j > 2 && j < line - 1) || (j == line - 2 && 
                i != 0 && i >= ((line - 1) / 2) && i != line - 1))
                    System.out.print("*");
                else
                    System.out.print( " ");
      
            }
            System.out.println();
        }
    }
      
    // Driver code
    public static void main (String[] args) 
    {
        int line = 7;
        pattern(line);
    }
}
  
// This code is contributed by vt_m.

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Python

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# Python program to print pattern G
def Pattern(line):
    pat=""
    for i in range(0,line):    
        for j in range(0,line):     
            if ((j == 1 and i != 0 and i != line-1) or ((i == 0 or
                i == line-1) and j > 1 and j < line-2) or (i == ((line-1)/2)
                and j > line-5 and j < line-1) or (j == line-2 and
                i != 0 and i != line-1 and i >=((line-1)/2))):  
                pat=pat+"*"   
            else:      
                pat=pat+" "   
        pat=pat+"\n"   
    return pat
   
# Driver Code
line = 7
print(Pattern(line))

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// C# program to print the pattern G 
using System;
  
class GFG {
  
    static void pattern(int line)
    {
        int i, j;
        for(i = 0; i < line; i++)
        {
            for(j = 0; j < line; j++)
            {
                if((j == 1 && i != 0 && i != line - 1) ||
                ((i == 0 || i == line - 1) && j > 1 &&
                j < line - 2) || (i == ((line - 1) / 2) && 
                j > 2 && j < line - 1) || (j == line - 2 && 
                i != 0 && i >= ((line - 1) / 2) && i != line - 1))
                    Console.Write("*");
                else
                    Console.Write( " ");
      
            }
            Console.WriteLine();
        }
    }
      
    // Driver code
    public static void Main () 
    {
        int line = 7;
        pattern(line);
    }
}
  
// This code is contributed by vt_m.

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<?php
// PHP program to print pattern G
  
function Pattern($line){
    for ($i=0; $i<$line; $i++)
    {
      for ($j=0; $j<=$line; $j++)
        {
        if (($j == 1 and $i != 0 and $i != $line-1) or (($i == 0 or
            $i == $line-1) and $j > 1 and $j < $line-2) or ($i == (($line-1)/2)
            and $j > 2 and $j < $line-1) or ($j == $line-2 and
            $i != 0 and $i >=(($line-1)/2) and $i != $line-1))
                echo "*";    
            else 
                echo " ";     
        }        
      echo "\n";
    }
}
  
// Driver Code
$line = 7;
Pattern($line)
?>

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Output:

  ***  
 *     
 *     
 * *** 
 *   * 
 *   * 
  ***  


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