# ahh i can't figure out this loop

• 03-18-2003
blindleaf
ahh i can't figure out this loop
ok i have a loop that will make a diamond, i can't get the freaking dimensions right, i dontk now what to change, i've been fiddlin around with the variables but can't figure out what to change by how much, can anyone help? heres the code:

Code:

```//top of diamond or pyramid                         for (row = 1; row <= height1 - (height1/2); row++)                         {                                 for (space = height1; space >= row; space--)                                         printf(" ");                                 for (col = 1; col <= (row * 2 - 1); col++)                                         printf("*");                                 printf("\n");                         }                         //bottom of diamond                         for (row = 1; row <= height1 - 1; row++)                         {                                 for (space = 1; space <= row + 1; space++)                                         printf(" ");                                 for (col = 1; col <= height1 * 2 - (row * 2 + 1); col++)                                         printf("*");                                 printf("\n");               }```
and that makes a diamond with height 5 that looks like:
Code:

```  *   ***  ***** *******  *****   ***   *```
but i need one with height 5 that looks like:
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```  *  *** *****  ***   *```
can anyone help? i know this may sound stupid but i've gone trhough and i just can't figure this out.
• 03-18-2003
Prelude
It appears as if you were trying to be too clever with your loops, try something like this:
Code:

```#include <stdio.h> int main ( void ) {   int space;   int height1 = 5;   int row, col;   //top of diamond or pyramid   for (row = 1; row <= (height1/2 + 1); row++)   {     for (space = height1; space >= row; space--)       printf(" ");     for (col = 1; col <= (row * 2 - 1); col++)       printf("*");     printf("\n");   }   //bottom of diamond   for (row = height1 / 2; row >= 1; row--)   {     for (space = height1; space >= row; space--)       printf(" ");     for (col = 1; col <= (row * 2 - 1); col++)       printf("*");     printf("\n");   }     return 0; }```
-Prelude