Accessing a row in Pascal's triangle?

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Below in the code for pascal's triangle , which is not in a pyramid form because I just need the elements . After entering the number of rows and number 'n' , I need to take the nth row and then find its integrals . The question is how can I access the nth row to do some operations on it?
1 1
1 2 1
1 3 3 1------> If I want to access this row, how do I access it ?
1 4 6 4 1


#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

int main(){

int pascal, rows, columns;

for (int i = 0; i <= rows; i++){
    for (int j = 0; j <= i; j++){
        if(j == 0 || i == 0){
            pascal = 1;
            pascal = pascal *(i - j + 1) / j;
            cout << "  " << pascal;
        cout << endl;
return 0;

answered question

Before you can access any row of the result you'd need to store it somewhere, rather than just printing it. Or know the n up front, so that when you get to it you can do your calculation in addition to printing.

Okay , So how do I store the nth row? @Jesper Juhl

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You could simply store each row into a std::vector<int>, then keep a list of rows in a std::vector<std::vector<int>>. Then, to access the nth row after calculating the triangle, you just grab the nth element of the second vector.

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