In programming, you may need to arrange objects on the screen at equal intervals in some cases. It is difficult to do this with one hand and it is very time consuming. For this purpose, if an algorithm like this is developed and the code is written accordingly, our work will be easier in many respects.

In here our aim here is requesting rows and columns numbers from the user, and copy and arrange them evenly according to the number of rows and columns on the screen.

Since we will do this program in Scratch, we first need to know the standard coordinate measurements in Scratch. The Scratch screen has 480 pixels horizontally and 360 pixels vertically. The coordinate values of the Scratch screen are as follows.

**first_x**: x coordinate of the first object to be created

**first_y**: y coordinate of the first object to be created

**interval_x**: Horizontal distance between two objects

**interval_y**: Vertical distance between two objects

**horizontal_n**: Number of horizontal rows

**vertical_n**: Number of vertical rows

**counter_x**: Counter to sort horizontal objects

**counter_y**: Counter to sort vertical objects

**first_control**: Variable specifying the first object to create

For example, in a screen shot of arranged 4x3 objects, some of these variables are shown:

In here;

**horizontal_n**=3

**vertical_n**=4

Horizontal distance between objects variable **interval_x **is calculated by

**interval_x **= 480/(**vertical_n**+1) formula because, for example, if there are 4 coloumns vertically as above, horizontal length between objects is divided into 5 equal parts.

Vertical distance between objects variable **interval_y **is calculated by

**interval_y **= 360/(**horizontal_n**+1) formula because, for example if there are 3 rows horizontally as above, vertical length between objects is divided into 4 equal parts. h

There are 2 objects in the program. These are the character that asks the question and the object to be copied and placed. According to this;

The algorithm given to the character asking the question is:

**1. **Start

**2. **Sync variables** first_x****, first_y****, interval_x****, interval_y****, horizontal_n****, vertical_n** to 0

**3. **Ask "How many coloumns will be created?"

**4. **Export answer to **horizontal_n**

**5. **Ask "How many rows will be created?"

**6. **Export answer to **vertical_n**

**7. **if **horizontal_n **>0** **and** ****vertical_n **>0 ** **then

**8.**** interval_x **= 480/(**vertical_n**+1)

**9.**** first_x **= -240 + **interval_x**

**10.** **aralik_y **= -360/(**dikey_n**+1)

**11.** **first_y**= -180 + **interval_y**

**12.** release** **"run"

The algorithm for the object to be copied and sorted is as follows:

**1. **Start (whed "run" broadcast comes)

**2. **Set object size

**3. **Show

**4.** Go x=**first_x**, y=**first_y**** **coordinate

**5. **Sync variables** ****first_control****, counter_x****, counter_y **to 0

**6. **Repeat until** counter_y**** **=** vertical_n**** **

**7. **Repeat until** ****counter_x**** = horizontal_n**** **

**8. ****counter_x**** **=** counter_x **+ 1

**9. ** if** first_control****>0 **then

**10. **create clone of self

**11. **when I was start a clone; Go** **x=first_x+(counter_x-1)*interval_x**, **y=first_y+**counter_y*****interval_y **coordinate

**12. ** first_control = first_control +1

**13. ****counter_y** = **counter_y **+ 1

**14. counter****_x** =** 0**

Summary,

According to algorithms above , first number of rows and columns will be requested from the user, horizontal and vertical distances between objects will be calculated, and first_x and first_y variables will be calculated as the coordinates of the first object to be created by horizontal and vertical distance. Then first object will be created in these coordinates. The first object will be created at left head on the bottom line. Then the objects will be copied from left to right, starting from the bottom row, and placed according to the calculated coordinate.

To view the full version of this sample which made in Scratch, click the link below.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/347995359/

If you can create a different and shorter algorithm, we expect you to share it in the comments.

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