# Solution in Python

• ``````class Solution:
def convert(self, s, numRows):
"""
:type s: str
:type numRows: int
:rtype: str
"""
#Inner_list and outer_list to make a 2D array.
inner_list = []
outer_list = []
for i in range(numRows):
outer_list.append([])
"""Here the corner cases will be when either length of input(s) will be zero or the numRows is 1 in which cases we can simply return the string(s) back as answer."""
if len(s)==0 or numRows == 1:
return s
"""Here I am appending the first char in s to [0,0] because in my main logic I won't be starting with [0,0] instead I will start with [0,1]"""
outer_list[0].append(s[0])
s=s[1:]
"""The loop will continue untill length of s goes to zero."""
while len(s)!=0:
"""Here I am filling up the matrix top to bottom. And this loop will break if length of s becomes zero in between"""
for i in range(1,numRows):
if len(s) == 0:
break
outer_list[i].append(s[0])
s=s[1:]
"""Here I am filling up the matrix bottom to top. And this loop will break if length of s becomes zero in between"""
for i in range(len(outer_list)-2,-1,-1):
if len(s) == 0:
break
outer_list[i].append(s[0])
s=s[1:]
final_ans = ""
"""Here I am iterating over the 2D mattrix(outer_list) to get the final string which I will return as an answer."""
for i in range(len(outer_list)):
for j in range(len(outer_list[i])):
final_ans+=outer_list[i][j]
return final_ans

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