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Python Program to print hollow half diamond hash pattern
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 31 Dec, 2020

Give an integer N and the task is to print hollow half diamond pattern.

Examples:

Input : 6
Output :
# 
# # 
#   # 
#     # 
#       # 
#         # 
#       # 
#     # 
#   # 
# # 
# 

Input : 7
Output :
# 
# # 
#   # 
#     # 
#       # 
#         # 
#           # 
#         # 
#       # 
#     # 
#   # 
# # 
#  

Approach:
The idea is to break the pattern into two parts:

  • Upper part: For the upper half start the for loop with iterator (i) from 1 to n and one more for loop with iterator (j) from 1 to i.
    # 
    # # 
    #   # 
    #     # 
    #       # 
    #         # 
    #           #  
    
  • Lower part: For lower half start the for loop with iterator (n-1) to 1 and loop inside this for will remain same as for the upper half.
    #         # 
    #       # 
    #     # 
    #   # 
    # # 
    #
    
  • Now we have to check this condition that if (i==j) or (j==1) then we have to print “#”, otherwise we have to print ” “(space).

Below is the implementation:




# python program to print 
# hollow half diamond star
  
  
# function to print hollow
# half diamond star
def hollow_half_diamond(N):
      
    # this for loop is for 
    # printing upper half 
    for i in range( 1, N + 1):
        for j in range(1, i + 1):
              
            # this is the condition to 
            # print "#" only on the
            # boundaries
            if i == j or j == 1:
                print("#", end =" ")
                  
            # print " "(space) on the rest
            # of the area
            else:
                print(" ", end =" ")
        print()
      
    # this for loop is to print lower half
    for i in range(N - 1, 0, -1):
          
        for j in range(1, i + 1):
              
            if j == 1 or i == j:
                print("#", end =" ")
              
            else:
                print(" ", end =" ")
          
        print()
  
# Driver Code
if __name__ == "__main__":
    N = 7
    hollow_half_diamond( N )
  

Output:



# 
# # 
#   # 
#     # 
#       # 
#         # 
#           # 
#         # 
#       # 
#     # 
#   # 
# # 
# 

Time Complexity: O(N^2)

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