# A Geometrical Challenge

### Pyth, 403634 32 bytes

-1 byte by @isaacg

JstPz_W}\+zjl#m.[J*\*-J*}\tzyd;J


A semicolon inside a lambda is now the lambda variable's global value, a feature that saves one byte.

                         Implicit: z = input
JstPz                    J = size.
_W }\+z                  Reverse if "+" in z
j l# m                J  Join the nonempty lines in map lambda d:... over range(J)
.[J            ;   Pad the following with spaces (;) to length J
*\*               "*", this many times:
-J*}\tzyd        J if "t" not  in z,
otherwise the correct number for a triangle.


Try it here.

## Pyth, 38 bytes

JsPtzj?}\szm*\*JJ_W}\-zm.[J*\*hyd;/hJ2


Test suite

Basically as straightforward as it gets. I wish I could combine some of the logic for the two shapes, but currently it's separate.

### Python 2, 106 bytes

s=raw_input()
n=int(s[1:-1])
for i in[range(1,n+1,2),n*[n]][s<'t'][::2*('+'in s)-1]:print('*'*i).center(n)


The output is a perfect rectangle, with each line padded with trailing spaces, which I'm assuming is okay based on the comments in the OP.

Note: I'm still never sure whether input is allowed in Python 2 for problems like these...