## ZigZag Conversion

### 描述

The string "PAYPALISHIRING" is written in a zigzag pattern on a given number of rows like this: (you may want to display this pattern in a fixed font for better legibility)

P   A   H   N
A P L S I I G
Y   I   R


And then read line by line: "PAHNAPLSIIGYIR"

Write the code that will take a string and make this conversion given a number of rows:

string convert(string text, int nRows);


convert("PAYPALISHIRING", 3) should return "PAHNAPLSIIGYIR".

### 分析

n=4:

P     I     N
A   L S   I G
Y A   H R
P     I


n=5:

P       H
A     S I
Y   I   R
P L     I  G
A       N


### 代码

// ZigZag Conversion
// 时间复杂度O(n)，空间复杂度O(1)
public class Solution {
public String convert(String s, int numRows) {
if (numRows <= 1 || s.length() <= 1) return s;
StringBuilder result = new StringBuilder();
for (int i = 0; i < numRows; i++) {
for (int j = 0, index = i; index < s.length();
j++, index = (2 * numRows - 2) * j + i) {
result.append(s.charAt(index));  // 垂直元素
if (i == 0 || i == numRows - 1) continue;   // 斜对角元素
if (index + (numRows - i - 1) * 2 < s.length())
result.append(s.charAt(index + (numRows - i - 1) * 2));
}
}
return result.toString();
}
}