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C++ Exercises: Produce a square matrix with 0's down the main diagonal

C++ For Loop: Exercise-69 with Solution

Write a program in C++ to produce a square matrix with 0's down the main diagonal, 1's in the entries just above and below the main diagonal, 2's above and below that, etc.
0 1 2 3 4
1 0 1 2 3
2 1 0 1 2
3 2 1 0 1
4 3 2 1 0

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C++ Exercises: Produce a square matrix with 0's down the main diagonal

Sample Solution:-

C++ Code :

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main()
{
    int n, i, j, k, m = 0;
    cout << "\n\n Print patern........:\n";
    cout << "-----------------------------------\n";
    cout << " Input number or rows: ";
    cin >> n;
    for (i = 1; i <= n; i++) {
        if (i == 1) {
            for (j = 1; j <= i; j++) {
                cout << m << "  ";
            }
            for (k = 1; k <= n - i; k++) {
                cout << k << "  ";
            }
        }
        else {
            for (k = i - 1; k >= 1; k--) {
                cout << k << "  ";
            }
            cout << m << "  ";
            for (j = 1; j <= n - i; j++) {
                cout << j << "  ";
            }
        }
        cout << endl;
    }
    cout << endl;
}

Sample Output:

 Print patern........:                                                 
-----------------------------------                                    
 Input number or rows: 8                                               
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7                                                 
1  0  1  2  3  4  5  6                                                 
2  1  0  1  2  3  4  5                                                 
3  2  1  0  1  2  3  4                                                 
4  3  2  1  0  1  2  3                                                 
5  4  3  2  1  0  1  2                                                 
6  5  4  3  2  1  0  1                                                 
7  6  5  4  3  2  1  0

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C++ Programming: Tips of the Day

What is a smart pointer and when should I use one?

This answer is rather old, and so describes what was 'good' at the time, which was smart pointers provided by the Boost library. Since C++11, the standard library has provided sufficient smart pointers types, and so you should favour the use of std::unique_ptr, std::shared_ptr and std::weak_ptr.

There was also std::auto_ptr. It was very much like a scoped pointer, except that it also had the "special" dangerous ability to be copied - which also unexpectedly transfers ownership.

It was deprecated in C++11 and removed in C++17, so you shouldn't use it.

std::auto_ptr<MyObject> p1 (new MyObject());
std::auto_ptr<MyObject> p2 = p1; // Copy and transfer ownership. 
                                 // p1 gets set to empty!
p2->DoSomething(); // Works.
p1->DoSomething(); // Oh oh. Hopefully raises some NULL pointer exception.

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