My program takes numbers from a .txt file then puts it in, so that an array has a "bacteria" in it. The "bacteria" will die if it has 4 or more, or if it has 1 or less. It will live with 2-3 neighbors. If an empty cell has three neighbors, then a "bacteria" will grow and live there. I must go through five "days" of dying and growing.

I do this by moving this from one array to the next.

For some reason, I get the wrong answer for the "days"

The array is 20x20, ignoring the 0 lines.

I've tried moving it to multiple arrays and different ways, but 4 hours in, it either was worse or horrible T.T

```
#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>
#include <cassert>
#include <iomanip>
using namespace std;
const int MAX = 21;
void input (int cellGrid[][MAX])
{
ifstream infile; //declare a file variable
int row;
int column;
infile.open("life100[1].txt"); //open a file
assert(infile); //make sure file opened
infile>>row>>column;
while(infile>>row>>column) {
cellGrid[row][column]=1;
}
infile.close();
}
void cellToFinal (int cellGrid[][MAX], int finalGrid[][MAX])
{
int neighborCounter;
for (int row=1; row<MAX; row++)
{
for (int column=1; column<MAX; column++)
{
neighborCounter = 0;
if (cellGrid [row-1][column] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (cellGrid [row-1][column+1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (cellGrid [row-1][column-1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (cellGrid [row][column+1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (cellGrid [row][column-1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (cellGrid [row+1][column+1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (cellGrid [row+1][column] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (cellGrid [row+1][column-1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (cellGrid [row][column] == 1)
{
if (neighborCounter == 2 or neighborCounter == 3)
{
finalGrid [row][column] = 1;
}
else if (neighborCounter < 2 or neighborCounter > 3)
{
finalGrid [row][column] = 0;
}
}
else if (cellGrid [row][column] == 0)
{
if (neighborCounter == 3)
{
finalGrid [row][column] = 1;
}
}
}
}
}
void finalToCell (int cellGrid[][MAX], int finalGrid[][MAX])
{
int neighborCounter;
for (int row=1; row<MAX; row++)
{
for (int column=1; column<MAX; column++)
{
neighborCounter = 0;
if (finalGrid [row-1][column] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (finalGrid [row-1][column+1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (finalGrid [row-1][column-1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (finalGrid [row][column+1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (finalGrid [row][column-1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (finalGrid [row+1][column+1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (finalGrid [row+1][column] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (finalGrid [row+1][column-1] == 1){
neighborCounter++;
}
if (finalGrid [row][column] == 1)
{
if (neighborCounter == 2 || neighborCounter == 3)
{
cellGrid [row][column] = 1;
}
else if (neighborCounter < 2 || neighborCounter > 3)
{
cellGrid [row][column] = 0;
}
}
else if (finalGrid [row][column] == 0)
{
if (neighborCounter == 3)
{
cellGrid [row][column] = 1;
}
}
}
}
}
void switcher (int cellGrid[][MAX], int finalGrid[][MAX])
{
int counter = 0;
for (int counter=0; counter<=6; counter++)
{
if (counter == 0)
{
cellToFinal (cellGrid, finalGrid);
counter ++;
}
else if (counter == 1)
{
finalToCell (cellGrid, finalGrid);
counter --;
}
}
}
void work (int cellGrid[][MAX], int finalGrid[][MAX])
{
switcher (cellGrid, finalGrid);
for (int row=1; row<MAX; row++)
{
cout.setf(ios::fixed);
cout<< setprecision(1) << row;
for (int column=1; column<MAX; column++)
{
cout << " ";
if (finalGrid[row][column] == 0){
cout << " ";
}
else if (finalGrid[row][column] == 1){
cout << "*";
}
}
cout << endl;
}
}
int main()
{
int cellGrid[MAX][MAX] = {'\0'};
int finalGrid[MAX][MAX] = {'\0'};
input (cellGrid);
work (cellGrid, finalGrid);
return 0;
}
```