# Difference between revisions of "Flags with Repeats"

We can repeat a statement or block of statements with a for loop. The classic for loop takes the following form:

```for(let i = 0; i< 10; i++){
console.log(i);
}
```

The body of the loop runs 10 times, control variable i takes every value 0,1,2..9 in turn. We can use the value of i inside the loop if required.

You can dive right in or view the instructive example at Flag EU

## Bahrain

The flag of Bahrain has a five irregular pentagons on a red background.

Each pentagon can be represented by five points such as (0,0), (64,0) (100,15) (64,31) and (0,31).

Flag of Bahrain
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'red';
ctx.fillRect(0,0,250,155);
for(let i=0;i<3;i++){
ctx.fillStyle='white';
ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(0,0);
ctx.lineTo(64,0);
ctx.lineTo(100,15);
ctx.lineTo(64,31);
ctx.lineTo(0,31);
ctx.fill();
ctx.translate(0,31);
}
}
```
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'red';
ctx.fillRect(0,0,250,155);
for(let i=0;i<5;i++){
ctx.fillStyle='white';
ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(0,0);
ctx.lineTo(64,0);
ctx.lineTo(100,15);
ctx.lineTo(64,31);
ctx.lineTo(0,31);
ctx.fill();
ctx.translate(0,31);
}
}
```

## Qatar

Consider the neighbouring state Qatar.

• 9 pillars, each pillar is 17 pixels below the previous.
• The five coordinates of the top pillar are (0,0) (84,0) (125,9) (84,17), (0,17)
• rgb(128,0,0) is a less jaunty red.

The need for a loop becomes even more obvious for this flag.

Flag of Qatar
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'rgb(128,0,0)';
ctx.fillRect(0,0,250,155);
}
```
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'rgb(128,0,0)';
ctx.fillRect(0,0,250,155);
for(let i=0;i<9;i++){
ctx.fillStyle='white';
ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(0,0);
ctx.lineTo(84,0);
ctx.lineTo(125,9);
ctx.lineTo(84,17);
ctx.lineTo(0,17);
ctx.fill();
ctx.translate(0,17);
}
}
```

## India

• The flag of India is 306 by 204
• The orange, white and green stripes are equal sizes.
• The wheel has radius 30.
• The wheel has 24 spokes, the spokes are π/12 radians apart.

Whoever wrote the sample code used copy and paste three times, then got bored and gave up. A better programmer would have used a loop. This is the phrase that gets repeated:

``` ctx.moveTo(0,0);
ctx.lineTo(0,30);
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/12);
```

We have not really done India justice here - the actual flag is much more elegant, the spokes taper and the rim includes decoration. Nevertheless - we apologize to the sub-continent and move on.

Flag of India
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'orange';
ctx.fillRect(0,0,306,204/3);
ctx.fillStyle = 'lime';
ctx.fillRect(0,2*204/3,306,204/3);
ctx.strokeStyle = 'blue';
ctx.lineWidth = 1.5;
ctx.translate(153,102);
ctx.arc(0,0,30,0,2*Math.PI,true);
ctx.moveTo(0,0);
ctx.lineTo(0,30);
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/12);
ctx.moveTo(0,0);
ctx.lineTo(0,30);
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/12);
ctx.moveTo(0,0);
ctx.lineTo(0,30);
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/12);
ctx.stroke();
}
```
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'orange';
ctx.fillRect(0,0,306,204/3);
ctx.fillStyle = 'white';
ctx.fillRect(0,204/3,306,204/3);
ctx.fillStyle = 'lime';
ctx.fillRect(0,2*204/3,306,204/3);
ctx.strokeStyle = 'blue';
ctx.lineWidth = 1.5;
ctx.translate(153,102);
ctx.arc(0,0,30,0,2*Math.PI,true);
for(let i=0;i<24;i++){
ctx.moveTo(0,0);
ctx.lineTo(0,30);
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/12);
}
ctx.stroke();
}
```

## Namibia

• The joyous flag of Namibia is 300 by 200
• Each the rightmost triangle has coordinates (19,5) (29,0) (19,-5) relative to the centre of the star burst
• The star burst is centred at (60,60)
• The yellow circle has radius 16
• The small triangles are partially covered by a blue circle of radius 20
• The right angled triangles are 240 by 160
• The red stripe is 42 wide

That lazy default programmer has done it again. Copied and pasted the same phrase three times then given up. Thank goodness you are here to fix things up!

``` ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(19,5);
ctx.lineTo(29,0);
ctx.lineTo(19,-5);
ctx.fill();
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/6);
```
Flag of Namibia
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'yellow';
ctx.translate(60,60);

ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(19,5);
ctx.lineTo(29,0);
ctx.lineTo(19,-5);
ctx.fill();
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/6);

ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(19,5);
ctx.lineTo(29,0);
ctx.lineTo(19,-5);
ctx.fill();
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/6);

ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(19,5);
ctx.lineTo(29,0);
ctx.lineTo(19,-5);
ctx.fill();
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/6);
}
```
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'white';
ctx.fillRect(0,0,300,200);
ctx.strokeStyle = 'red';
ctx.lineWidth = 42;
ctx.moveTo(0,200);
ctx.lineTo(300,0);
ctx.stroke();
ctx.fillStyle = 'blue';
ctx.moveTo(0,0);
ctx.lineTo(240,0);
ctx.lineTo(0,160);
ctx.fill();
ctx.beginPath();
ctx.fillStyle = 'lime';
ctx.moveTo(300,200);
ctx.lineTo(60,200);
ctx.lineTo(300,40);
ctx.fill();
ctx.beginPath();
ctx.fillStyle = 'yellow';
ctx.translate(60,60);
ctx.arc(0,0,16,0,2*Math.PI);
for(let i=0;i<12;i++){
ctx.fill();
ctx.beginPath();
ctx.moveTo(19,5);
ctx.lineTo(29,0);
ctx.lineTo(19,-5);
ctx.fill();
ctx.rotate(Math.PI/6);
}
ctx.fillStyle = 'blue';
ctx.arc(0,0,20,0,2*Math.PI);
ctx.fillStyle = 'yellow';
ctx.arc(0,0,16,0,2*Math.PI);
}
```

## Venezuela

• There are eight stars arranged around circle centre (90,86) radius 36
• The angle between stars is 20°
• Each star has radius 5
Flag of Venezuela
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'yellow';
ctx.translate(60,60);

}
```
```function drawFlag(ctx)
{
ctx.fillStyle = 'yellow';
ctx.fillRect(0,0,180,40);
ctx.fillStyle = 'blue';
ctx.fillRect(0,40,180,40);
ctx.fillStyle = 'red';
ctx.fillRect(0,80,180,40);
ctx.translate(90,84);
ctx.fillStyle = 'white';
let n = 8;
ctx.rotate(-20*(n-1)/2*Math.PI/180);
for(let i = 0;i<n;i++){
ctx.translate(0,-36);
star(ctx);
ctx.translate(0,36);
ctx.rotate(20*Math.PI/180);
}
}

function star(ctx){
ctx.beginPath();
ctx.scale(5.0/100,5.0/100);
[[0,-100],[22,-31],[95,-31],[36,12],[59,81],
[0,38],[-59,81],[-36,12],[-95,-31],[-22,-31]]
.forEach(xy=>ctx.lineTo(xy[0],xy[1]));
ctx.fill();
ctx.scale(100/5,100/5);
}

```