C Programming Beginner Needs Help!!!

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    C Programming Beginner Needs Help!!!

    I need some help with C Programming. I am finding it difficult to do a program although I can do one if I use a template. I need help with parameters such as var, getInt etc..., Functions, Strings, Arrays, IF statements, the list goes on. What would you recommend as I only have a week left to learn the basics of C. I find using books difficult as I have nothing to go by. Any help will be grateful!

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    There is a tutorial on this site (www.cprogramming.com), have a look at that. Other than that, we can't help you unless you have a more specific question.
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    You should search the internet first for stuff like this, though this site also has some tutorials (see the main page...)

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    we can't help you unless you have a more specific question.
    Yup. Please be more specific about the question if you want us to help you
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    Originally posted by Magos:

    There is a tutorial on this site (www.cprogramming.com), have a look at that. Other than that, we can't help you unless you have a more specific question.
    Thanks, I might look into that. I am currently using Cygwin as my compiler but I can't find the gcc.exe file. Do you know where I can get it from such as a direct link because I need that to run my programs.

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    I have checked the tutorial and it is only for C++ and the coding looks different to what I have been doing for C Programming. Any ideas?

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    Thanks, I might look into that. I am currently using Cygwin as my compiler but I can't find the gcc.exe file. Do you know where I can get it from such as a direct link because I need that to run my programs.
    Please don't cross post your questions. Most people read all the boards here, and I've already answered your question anyway.

    Once you get gcc installed correctly you can start to try out some code. Until then, it's all theory, which isn't a good way to learn, imho.

    [edit]Alternatively, you could try another compiler.
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    Go to the nearest library and search for a good C booK (K&Rīs C Programming Language is good, but maybe not for total begginers). Otherwise, search C+tutorials in google

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    I found using my text book C How to Program by Deitel & Deitel in conjunction with C for Dummies Volume One and Two is extremely helpful. I'm interested an in other recommendations anyone else would have as well.

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    I don't know about Cygwin, but you can download the GCC software from here:

    http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/

    This site has a list of tutorials:

    http://www.webwareindex.com/tutorials/C.html

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    There is thread here from just a few days ago...

    A Lecture-- for beginners
    Prelude has kindly agreed to do a some lectures for cbeginnersunited.com. The lectures will start with the very basics and go on from there. They will be held on IRC on java.irc.liveharmony.org in channel #Cbeginnersunited. They will start on Wed. December 4th at 9PM Eastern time.

    Please visit www.cbeginnersunited.com for a java application that will connect you to irc, if you do not have an irc client. Also visit our forums if you have any questions.. or respond here.

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    C for beginner

    I also recommend you to get the book C for Dummies !!

    very helpful and quick to learn, without much headakes !

    Why do you have only one week to learn C ??? This is kinda short!

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    Learn C in one week......DREAM ON!!!
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    Good Luck

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