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I'm trying to make an ASCII code type box (the ones you see on GameFAQs of famous logos and such) since its part of the Chapter 6 Lab for Programming Arcade Games with Pygame.
Here is what I have so far. The trouble I'm having is to determine how to space out the middle line. I know this depends on what n equals and I've been trying to tweak it to match any number of 'n'.
The line I am having trouble with is Line 39
I'm trying to calculate how many spaces I actually need by multiplying it by n*2 to get the max number across plus a little bit for one extra space.
This only works for n = 4, so I think I messed up pretty badly sadly enough.
I do this because you can't just add a number to a space character and I believe you can only multiply or divide a space by a number.
I was even thinking about rethinking this and converting whatever I obtain into int using int(), but I might be overthinking things.
Here's my code:
# n = row number # Try 3 rows: n = 4 for i in range(n): for j in range(n*2): # Add if statements to limit the cases to draw a line of o's # on the top and bottom lines for the box but spaces # with an o on each side for all the lines in between: # Top row: if i == 0: print("o", end = " ") # Middle cases (maintain first row to last row, but limit to 1st column) if i > 0 and i < n-1 and j < 1: print("o", end = " ") # Maintain first row to last row, but limit to last column based on n*2: if i > 0 and i < n-1 and j == (n): # 13 spaces needed for n = 4 print(" " * ((n*2)+(n-1)), "o", end = " ") # Bottom row: if i == n-1: print("o", end = " ") print() # Fix the middle case # Chapter 6 Lab Link: # http://programarcadegames.com/index.php?chapter=lab_loopy_lab
This is my output so far (ignore the first case since it was in an unrelated part of the lab
*** Python 3.3.3 (v3.3.3:c3896275c0f6, Nov 18 2013, 21:18:40) [MSC v.1600 32 bit (Intel)] on win32. *** *** Remote Python engine is active *** >>> *** Remote Interpreter Reinitialized *** >>> 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o >>>