# This is my pillow

...will you help me immortalize it?

I've had this pillow a few years now, and apparently it's time to get rid of it. Can you please write a function or program, that I can bring with me and use to recreate this pillow whenever I want to reminisce a bit.

It must work with no input arguments.

The output should look exactly like this (trailing newlines and spaces are OK).

/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////
\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////\\\\\/////


This is code golf, so the shortest code in bytes win!

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body{text-align:left!important}#answer-list,#language-list{padding:10px;width:290px;float:left}table thead{font-weight:700}table td{padding:5px}
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="//cdn.sstatic.net/codegolf/all.css?v=83c949450c8b"> <div id="answer-list"> <h2>Leaderboard</h2> <table class="answer-list"> <thead> <tr><td></td><td>Author</td><td>Language</td><td>Size</td></tr></thead> <tbody id="answers"> </tbody> </table> </div><div id="language-list"> <h2>Winners by Language</h2> <table class="language-list"> <thead> <tr><td>Language</td><td>User</td><td>Score</td></tr></thead> <tbody id="languages"> </tbody> </table> </div><table style="display: none"> <tbody id="answer-template"> <tr><td>{{PLACE}}</td><td>{{NAME}}</td><td>{{LANGUAGE}}</td><td>{{SIZE}}</td><td><a href="{{LINK}}">Link</a></td></tr></tbody> </table> <table style="display: none"> <tbody id="language-template"> <tr><td>{{LANGUAGE}}</td><td>{{NAME}}</td><td>{{SIZE}}</td><td><a href="{{LINK}}">Link</a></td></tr></tbody> </table>

• I'm somewhat disappointed that the pattern isn't a little more complex, to represent the different line thicknesses of the pillow. – Sparr Nov 6 '16 at 11:29
• @Sparr I tried, but I didn't manage to make it look good using only ASCII characters. Figured this was close enough :) – Stewie Griffin Nov 6 '16 at 11:37
• I'd have just added spaces – Sparr Nov 6 '16 at 20:37
• 'apparently' :P – Pysis Nov 7 '16 at 19:01
• Now you can buy a blank pillow and print the winner snippet on it. – coredump Nov 7 '16 at 19:46

# Powershell, 77 bytes

I must say I thought this would be easier with PowerShell, but it's quite hard to create something more condense than this.

$a=@("/","\");"$(1..6|%{1..3|%{1..6|%{$a[$b]*5;$a[!$b]*5};"rn"}; $b=!$b})"

$a=@("/","\") "$(1..6|%{
1..3|%{
1..6|%{
$a[$b]*5
$a[!$b]*5
}
"rn"}
$b=!$b})"


I'm using the index numbers of the array in order to decide whether I should put \ or / and between every loop I simply toggle the variable.

• Welcome to PPCG! I get your logic, but it doesn't seem to work quite right. With the code as-is, you're going to get a bunch of Index operation failed; the array index evaluated to null. errors since $b is uninitialized on the first inner loop of 1..6. Additionally, this will join the strings you're creating with spaces, since that's the default $OutputFieldSeparator when stringifying an array (what you're doing here). – AdmBorkBork Nov 8 '16 at 20:06
• Additionally, you don't need both r and n -- just n will work for newlines. You've also got an extra space between ; and $b=. – AdmBorkBork Nov 8 '16 at 20:08 • Must be ISE messing with me again. The host retains variables between each run, that's what got me here. Dammit. – Chavez Nov 8 '16 at 21:15 • You can fix the array index by putting a + in front -- like $a[+$b] -- to force a cast to int. However, that doesn't eliminate the spaces between elements. :-/ – AdmBorkBork Nov 8 '16 at 21:31 # tcl, 97 proc r s\ n {string repe$s $n} puts [r [r [r /////[r \\ 5] 6]\n 4][r [r [r \\ 5]///// 6]\n 4] 3]  My try to outgolf myself didn't go well :( : # tcl, 102 proc r s\ n {string repe$s $n} proc R s\ t {r [r [r$s 5][r \$t 5] 6]\n 4}
puts [r [R / \\][R \\ /] 3]


runnable on: http://rextester.com/live/HURDH99224

# Python 2, 83 55 bytes

x=('/'*5+'\\'*5)*6;print((x+'\n')*4+(x[::-1]+'\n')*4)*3


Try it online!

-28 bytes thanks to Leaky Nun

• – Leaky Nun Jun 23 '17 at 16:51
• @CalculatorFeline Done – HyperNeutrino Jun 23 '17 at 18:40

## Pyth, 21 20 bytes

J*6S*5"/\\"V6V4J)=_J


Try it online!

Python 3 translation:
J=6*sorted(5*"/\\")
for N in range(6):
for N in range(4):
print(J)
J=J[::-1]


# Excel (loaded with VBA), 70 62 bytes

Formula for each cell (A4 through BH27):

=IF(SIN(COLUMN()*0.62)*SIN(ROW()*0.8)>0,"\","/")


I'm not sure how to score this and I couldn't find a consensus. It's a 48 byte pure Excel formula, the same in every cell (but of course the fact that it should be in a particular range is also information). It takes 62 bytes to load it by executing this in the VBA Immediate window.

[A4:BH27]="=IF(SIN(COLUMN()*.62)*SIN(ROW()*.8)>0,""\"",""/"")"


# Output

• Saved 8 bytes by realizing I don't need .Formula in the VBA – Sophia Lechner Mar 30 '18 at 23:30