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## to Spiral Matrix in the C# Track

Published at Feb 26 2021 · 0 comments
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:

###### Spiral matrix of size 3
``````1 2 3
8 9 4
7 6 5
``````
###### Spiral matrix of size 4
`````` 1  2  3 4
12 13 14 5
11 16 15 6
10  9  8 7
``````

## Running the tests

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`

## Further information

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## Source

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

### SpiralMatrixTests.cs

``````// This file was auto-generated based on version 1.1.0 of the canonical data.

using Xunit;

public class SpiralMatrixTests
{
[Fact]
public void Empty_spiral()
{
Assert.Empty(SpiralMatrix.GetMatrix(0));
}

[Fact(Skip = "Remove this Skip property to run this test")]
public void Trivial_spiral()
{
var expected = new[,]
{
{ 1 }
};
Assert.Equal(expected, SpiralMatrix.GetMatrix(1));
}

[Fact(Skip = "Remove this Skip property to run this test")]
public void Spiral_of_size_2()
{
var expected = new[,]
{
{ 1, 2 },
{ 4, 3 }
};
Assert.Equal(expected, SpiralMatrix.GetMatrix(2));
}

[Fact(Skip = "Remove this Skip property to run this 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 this Skip property to run this 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 this Skip property to run this 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
{
public static int[,] GetMatrix(int size)
{
var result = new int[size, size];
FillMatrix(result, 0, size, 1);
return result;
}

private static void FillMatrix(int[,] result, int offset, int size, int index)
{
while (true)
{
if (size <= 0)
{
return;
}

//Left to right
for (var y = 0; y < size - 2; y++)
{
result[offset + y + 1, offset + size - 1] = index + size + y;
result[offset + size - y - 2, offset] = index + size * 3 - 2 + y;
}

//Top to bottom
for (var x = 0; x < size; x++)
{
result[offset + 0, offset + x] = index + x;
result[offset + size - 1, offset + size - x - 1] = index + (size * 2 + x - 2);
}

var rsize = size;
offset += 1;
size -= 2;
index = index + rsize * 3 + rsize - 4;
}
}
}``````

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