Create a spiral output from a .txt file

Create a spiral output from a .txt file


Hi free code camp please help solving this problem

I have a sample text file name spiral.txt and the sample contents is

Thats is the sample input on the text file and when i open it the sample output will be
Output 1: 124789056
Output 2: 123482109567
Output 3: 124

Thats the output spiral order on the input provided in the text file
Please help with this thanks a lot i hope i can i have a positive feed back.


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Please provide some example of what you’ve tried and I’m sure you’ll get more help.

Happy coding :slight_smile:


I first assumed the 3 (first row), 4 (5th row), and the 2 (9th row) indicated the number of digits of the following numbers, but the last two rows contain a two digit number (10th row) and a 1 digit number (4). Is there anything else you can tell us about those numbers and what they are supposed to indicate?


The 3 4 and 2 i gues its indicate as the number of rows per line the 2 represent two lines …
For example i want to run it in php code the output would be spiral order like spiral matrix but the inputs are coming from the spiral.txt

Like for example i open the i dont realy sure if its the right syntax

$filecontents = fopen(“spiral.txt”,“r”);
And then when the file contents got extracted i will createva function that would output in spiral order

sample output will be
Output 1: 124789056
Output 2: 123482109567
Output 3: 124


The number 4 only has 3 lines after it, so that does fit your explanation. You said “I guess”. Where did this problem originate? Is this a homework assignment?


Oh im sory it should 4 any just put down any number that 4 digits on to make it 4 lines


I am trying to figure out this one on how to make a program the run that output from a spirtal.txt


I hope can help me with this thanks alot man