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okay so i have a CIS class called abstraction and design. i'm completely new to this "java" stuff. I've never seen any of it in my life. our second homework is to create a program that produces a "ASCII art" version of the lincoln financial field where the eagles play.

anyone who can help????
These are all the guidelines and what not...


Assignment Description
Your second assignment will provide you with practice using static methods, variables, and “for” loops. Part of the purpose of the assignment is to give everyone practice in decomposing problems that involve repetition. At the same time, this assignment tests your ability to find patterns for nested loop structures.

Program Description
You will write a Java class called TheLinc that must be saved into a file called TheLinc.java. Your program should produce the text output on the next page, which is meant to be an “ASCII Art” version of Lincoln Financial Field (and the parking lots), where the Eagles play.You should exactly reproduce the format of this output. This includes having identical spacing and punctuation. You may include blank lines at the end of the output, if you like.

Stylistic Guidelines
One way to write this program would be to simply write a println statement that outputs each line of the drawing in order. However, such a solution would receive only partial credit. Part of the challenge of this assignment lies in recognizing the structure and redundancy of the figure, and developing a solution that matches the structure and minimizes the redundancy. Any println or print statement in your program should not be in your main method. Use
static methods in this program, for two reasons:
1. To capture the structure of the drawing. You should at the very least have two static methods, one for drawing the parking lots, and one for drawing the stadium.
2. To avoid redundancy. Several parts of the drawing, including almost every line of the parking lot and every line of the field (the “stars”), are repeated exactly. You should write a separate method that prints out each of these repeated elements once, and use that method repeatedly.
It would be possible to manually determine the number of lines that are to be printed out, and then have separate print and println statement for each one. Such a solution will also not receive full credit. Instead, you should use “for” loops to print the correct number of lines in the parking lot and stadium. Furthermore, you should use for loops to print the correct number of characters on each line. No print or println statement in your program should print more
than 2 characters at a time. It is also possible to use magic numbers to determine how many times a loop should repeat.Such a solution will not receive full credit. Instead, you should use a class constant, called LINC SIZE, that determines the length of the drawing. The only magic numbers in your code
should be “0”, “1”, and “2”. You may define more class constants if you wish.
The LINC SIZE for the drawing above is 4. A complete solution to the problem will be able to produce a proportionally larger drawing, simply by changing the value of the LINC SIZE, recompiling, and rerunning. It should work for any LINC SIZE greater than 2. The sizes for the various structures should be determined as follows:
1. Each of the two parking lots should have the same width (number of underscores) as the LINC SIZE.
2. The dividing line between the two parking lots should be centered above the stadium.
3. In order to provide enough parking for everyone, the length (number of lines) of the parking lots should be proportional to the square of the LINC SIZE. So, for a LINC SIZE of 4, there should be 16 lines inside the parking lots.
4. The field (the star characters) should be twice as wide as the LINC SIZE, and it should have twice as many lines as LINC SIZE.
5. At the narrowest point, there should be exactly one space separating the edge of the seats(the area filled with periods) from the outer wall of the stadium on the top and bottom. Onthe left and right, the edge of the seats should connect with the exterior wall, as pictured.
6. There should be LINC SIZE rows containing periods above the field, and LINC SIZE-1 rows containing periods below it. Include a comment at the beginning of your program with some basic information and a description of the program.

I have several recommendations for getting started with this assignment:

1. Write an initial version with good structure, but use magic numbers wherever you want. Make sure this version works before trying to get rid of the magic numbers and replacing them with constants.
2. To structure your program, I recommend separating the drawing for the stadium into at least four distinct parts: one for the top section above the field, one for the lines containing the field above midfield, one for the lines containing the field below midfield, and one for the bottom section of the stadium below the field.
3. After your initial version is working, replace only some of the magic numbers with expressions involving LINC SIZE, and try a different constant size. Test those parts, fix them, and then move on to replacing more of the magic numbers.

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|________|________|
|________|________|
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__________________________________
| __ |
| _/..\_ |
| _/......\_ |
| _/..........\_ |
| _/..............\_ |
| _/.....********.....\_ |
| _/.......********.......\_ |
| _/.........********.........\_ |
|_/...........********...........\_|
| \_..........********.........._/ |
| \_........********........_/ |
| \_......********......_/ |
| \_....********...._/ |
| \_............_/ |
| \_........_/ |
| \_...._/ |
| \__/ |
|__________________________________|

The field is coming up wrong but the "parking lot" part is okay (the first part)
thank you
Sep 12 '07 #1
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Nepomuk
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okay so i have a CIS class called abstraction and design. i'm completely new to this "java" stuff. I've never seen any of it in my life. our second homework is to create a program that produces a "ASCII art" version of the lincoln financial field where the eagles play.

anyone who can help????
These are all the guidelines and what not...
...
_________________
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
|________|________|
__________________________________
| __ |
| _/..\_ |
| _/......\_ |
| _/..........\_ |
| _/..............\_ |
| _/.....********.....\_ |
| _/.......********.......\_ |
| _/.........********.........\_ |
|_/...........********...........\_|
| \_..........********.........._/ |
| \_........********........_/ |
| \_......********......_/ |
| \_....********...._/ |
| \_............_/ |
| \_........_/ |
| \_...._/ |
| \__/ |
|__________________________________|

The field is coming up wrong but the "parking lot" part is okay (the first part)
thank you
Hi tkempy! Welcome to TSDN!
As you have seemingly started writing the code, please post the part of the code, which is responsible for the field, which is comming up wrong, so that we can help you.

One tip: When posting ASCII Art here, use the code tags - otherwise several spaces will be reduced to one.
I guess, the second picture is supposed to look a bit like this:
Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. ___________________________________
  2. |                __                |
  3. |              _/..\_              |
  4. |            _/......\_            |
  5. |          _/..........\_          |
  6. |        _/..............\_        |
  7. |      _/.....********.....\_      |
  8. |    _/.......********.......\_    |
  9. |  _/.........********.........\_  |
  10. |_/...........********...........\_|
  11. | \_..........********.........._/ |
  12. |   \_........********........_/   |
  13. |     \_......********......_/     |
  14. |       \_....********...._/       |
  15. |         \_............_/         |
  16. |           \_........_/           |
  17. |             \_...._/             |
  18. |               \__/               |
  19. |__________________________________|
  20.  
And another tip: Before you post your code, please read the Posting Guidelines (if you haven't done so allready), as keeping to them really helps you and us.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Sep 12 '07 #2

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