Having trouble with my game

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    Having trouble with my game

    I have to write the game of life programm for my class. Keep in mind this is my first programming class and i hardly know anything. Well anyways i cant figure out how to check the neighbors. What do I do. got any examples? Help is much appreciated.

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    What type of data structure are you using? If it's just a two dimensional array then all you have to do to check the neighbors is
    up = current[i - 1][j];
    down = current[i + 1][i];
    left = current[i][j - 1];
    right = current[i][j + 1];

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