# Diamond shaped map: converting tile number to coordinates and back I have a diamond shaped map that is deserialized/represented as follows:

``   j  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7 i  0     *  *  *  0  1  *  *  * 1     *  *  2  3  4  5  *  * 2     *  6  7  8  9 10 11  * 3    12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 4    20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 5     * 28 29 30 31 32 33  * 6     *  * 34 35 36 37  *  * 7     *  *  * 38 39  *  *  *  ``

I want to convert the tile number, to its coordinates (i, j) and back. I have managed to convert a coordinate to its tile number like so:

``Given a map width and height n: if(i< (n/2):     number = i*(i+1) + j else:     number = (2*((n/2)*((n/2)+1))) - ((n-i)*(n-i+1))) + j  So: (0, 3) -> 0; (6, 2) -> 34; ``

However, I cannot figure out to go back to the coordinates from the tile numbers, because I have trouble with distilling the i parameter from the tile number.

I have tried googling with terms like "diamond shaped map tile numbers coordinates convert", but no luck.

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