DWITE Online Computer Programming Contest

March 2010

Problem 1

ASCII bar graphs

The input file **DATA1.txt** will contain 5 lines, integers -5 <= N <= 5

The output file **OUT1.txt** will plot the numbers as a graph. Each whole number gets an asterisk *; negative on the left of the central line drawn with pipes |, positive on the right. 0 does not get drawn. Empty spaces are filled with the minus sign - for alignment. See the sample graph for an example.

Sample Input:

-5 -4 0 1 3

Sample Output:

*****|----- -****|----- -----|----- -----|*---- -----|***--