Scanning string arrays from file
Hey there, struggling learning this and first time poster here. Getting pretty aggravated trying to figure out a solution.
Let's say you need to read in some data from a .dat file. The file will start by giving you an arbitrary integer "n"that determines the size of a vertical array or n by n matrix.
For example, if your data file started out formatted like so:
BUT, the data file could also have several of these examples in the same data file one after each other where you would need to perform operations on them.
How do I scan in the character strings of data into two single arrays of one name per row?
Example, I want variable1 to be:
and variable2 to be:
When I try a while loop to fscanf to EOF, the %s into the array doesn't know when to stop inputting because it should be stopped based on the size of the first integer.
When I try scanning in with a for loop and counter to play the strings into the storage cells based on i<(integer-1), I only get gibberish or it crashes.