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Program to print the pattern ‘G’

  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 07 Apr, 2021

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 :
  *****  
 *       
 *       
 *       
 *   *** 
 *     * 
 *     * 
 *     * 
  *****  

 

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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++




// 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.

Java




// 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.

Python




# 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))

C#




// 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.

PHP




<?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)
?>

Javascript




<script>
      // JavaScript program to print the pattern G
 
      function pattern(line) {
        var 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)
            )
              document.write("*");
            else document.write("  ");
          }
          document.write("<br>");
        }
      }
       
      // Driver code
      var line = 7;
      pattern(line);
       
      // This code is contributed by rdtank.
    </script>

Output: 
 

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

 




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