Published at May 17 2019
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Instructions

Test suite

Solution

Given the size, return a square matrix of numbers in spiral order.

The matrix should be filled with natural numbers, starting from 1 in the top-left corner, increasing in an inward, clockwise spiral order, like these examples:

```
1 2 3
8 9 4
7 6 5
```

```
1 2 3 4
12 13 14 5
11 16 15 6
10 9 8 7
```

To run the tests, run the command `dotnet test`

from within the exercise directory.

Initially, only the first test will be enabled. This is to encourage you to solve the exercise one step at a time.
Once you get the first test passing, remove the `Skip`

property from the next test and work on getting that test passing.
Once none of the tests are skipped and they are all passing, you can submit your solution
using `exercism submit SpiralMatrix.cs`

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Reddit r/dailyprogrammer challenge #320 [Easy] Spiral Ascension. https://www.reddit.com/r/dailyprogrammer/comments/6i60lr/20170619_challenge_320_easy_spiral_ascension/

```
// This file was auto-generated based on version 1.1.0 of the canonical data.
using Xunit;
public class SpiralMatrixTest
{
[Fact]
public void Empty_spiral()
{
Assert.Empty(SpiralMatrix.GetMatrix(0));
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
public void Trivial_spiral()
{
var expected = new[,]
{
{ 1 }
};
Assert.Equal(expected, SpiralMatrix.GetMatrix(1));
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
public void Spiral_of_size_2()
{
var expected = new[,]
{
{ 1, 2 },
{ 4, 3 }
};
Assert.Equal(expected, SpiralMatrix.GetMatrix(2));
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
public void Spiral_of_size_3()
{
var expected = new[,]
{
{ 1, 2, 3 },
{ 8, 9, 4 },
{ 7, 6, 5 }
};
Assert.Equal(expected, SpiralMatrix.GetMatrix(3));
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
public void Spiral_of_size_4()
{
var expected = new[,]
{
{ 1, 2, 3, 4 },
{ 12, 13, 14, 5 },
{ 11, 16, 15, 6 },
{ 10, 9, 8, 7 }
};
Assert.Equal(expected, SpiralMatrix.GetMatrix(4));
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")]
public void Spiral_of_size_5()
{
var expected = new[,]
{
{ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 },
{ 16, 17, 18, 19, 6 },
{ 15, 24, 25, 20, 7 },
{ 14, 23, 22, 21, 8 },
{ 13, 12, 11, 10, 9 }
};
Assert.Equal(expected, SpiralMatrix.GetMatrix(5));
}
}
```

```
public class SpiralMatrix
{
private static int currentRow;
private static int currentColumn;
private static int currentValue;
public static int[,] GetMatrix(int size)
{
if (size < 1)
{
return new int[,] { };
}
var result = new int[size, size];
currentRow = currentColumn = 0;
result[0, 0] = currentValue = 1;
for (int i = 0; i < size / 2 + 1; i++)
{
SetSpiralLine(result);
}
return result;
}
private static void SetSpiralLine(int[,] result)
{
while (currentColumn + 1 < result.GetLength(1)
&& result[currentRow, currentColumn + 1] == 0)
{
currentColumn++;
currentValue++;
result[currentRow, currentColumn] = currentValue;
}
while (currentRow + 1 < result.GetLength(1)
&& result[currentRow + 1, currentColumn] == 0)
{
currentRow++;
currentValue++;
result[currentRow, currentColumn] = currentValue;
}
while (currentColumn - 1 >= 0
&& result[currentRow, currentColumn - 1] == 0)
{
currentColumn--;
currentValue++;
result[currentRow, currentColumn] = currentValue;
}
while (currentRow - 1 >= 0
&& result[currentRow - 1, currentColumn] == 0)
{
currentRow--;
currentValue++;
result[currentRow, currentColumn] = currentValue;
}
}
}
```

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