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    Quote Originally Posted by CCompiler View Post
    What exactly did I admit to? That someone helped me figure out how to compile? That's the same thing I already said. Read a little closer next time.
    I did read closely, perhaps you didn't (though you wrote it).
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    It turns out, you do that by typing "make". That wasn't in the documentation - you were supposed to know that if you know Linux/Unix systems. Note that I also didn't see you (or anyone on this board), give me that answer in my previous threads. I got that answer when someone with Linux experience helped (tutored?) me.
    Your "smart friend" wasn't the first person to introduce you to the make command. It came up a number of times before in your threads. If you specifically didn't know what the "make" command was or how to use it, you sure didn't state it clearly or even hint at it, so the natural assumption is that you do understand it. It looks like your real problem though was not including all the libraries that were needed. rags_to_riches also gave you a working command before you posted that your "smart" friend did.
    Why do I bother you so much? Who's ears are ringing?
    Just let it go.
    Frankly, I don't know what the "ringing" and "letting go" bits are all about. You don't bother me, my ears aren't ringing, and I'm not holding on to anything, literally or figuratively.

    You used to know C, you know Matlab, have a grasp of programming in general and you don't have a due date, so you have plenty of time to go through some online tutorials. I might have offered my services if I lived nearby (I like tutoring/teaching -- that's why most of us are on this board, for free), but I don't. Honestly, if you want live tutoring, you would probably be better off posting something at your school, and asking around the CS department. I would bet very few of us "regulars" or any of us that are qualified, live close enough to even consider this. Maybe you can get a professor there to help you during their office hours (are you in a master's/PhD program? they are usually much friendlier to grad students), or they might recommend a good student or teaching/lab assistant to help you out, or at least direct you where to get good live tutoring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    I did read closely, perhaps you didn't (though you wrote it).

    Your "smart friend" wasn't the first person to introduce you to the make command. It came up a number of times before in your threads. If you specifically didn't know what the "make" command was or how to use it, you sure didn't state it clearly or even hint at it, so the natural assumption is that you do understand it. It looks like your real problem though was not including all the libraries that were needed. rags_to_riches also gave you a working command before you posted that your "smart" friend did.

    Frankly, I don't know what the "ringing" and "letting go" bits are all about. You don't bother me, my ears aren't ringing, and I'm not holding on to anything, literally or figuratively.

    You used to know C, you know Matlab, have a grasp of programming in general and you don't have a due date, so you have plenty of time to go through some online tutorials. I might have offered my services if I lived nearby (I like tutoring/teaching -- that's why most of us are on this board, for free), but I don't. Honestly, if you want live tutoring, you would probably be better off posting something at your school, and asking around the CS department. I would bet very few of us "regulars" or any of us that are qualified, live close enough to even consider this. Maybe you can get a professor there to help you during their office hours (are you in a master's/PhD program? they are usually much friendlier to grad students), or they might recommend a good student or teaching/lab assistant to help you out, or at least direct you where to get good live tutoring.
    See now that last paragraph was helpful (not that I didn't already think of that, but at least it was intended helpfully). So why cop the attitude before then? I mean, what's the real issue here? If you are the type who might've tutored me, then why are you taking the sides of peopple ridiculing me for seeking tutoring? ...And accusing me of 'admitting' something. I don't get it.

    Thank you for the suggestions - but you might want to read even closer, still (or don't, I'm tiring of the fun and games in this thread).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCompiler View Post
    See now that last paragraph was helpful (not that I didn't already think of that, but at least it was intended helpfully). So why cop the attitude before then? I mean, what's the real issue here? If you are the type who might've tutored me, then why are you taking the sides of peopple ridiculing me for seeking tutoring? ...And accusing me of 'admitting' something. I don't get it.
    I didn't cop any attitude. I pointed out inconsistencies in what you are saying. I'm not taking the side of the people who ridiculed you in this thread. Nowhere did I defend or agree with anything phantom or grumpy said. I'm taking the side of people who helped you in your other threads. You plainly said in your other thread that it was your fault we couldn't solve your problem, because you lacked the knowledge and ability to ask a proper question (that is what I am saying you admitted to -- that we couldn't help you because of something you did). Yet in this thread you are implying that they were no help, didn't tell you anything about make and you had to go find somebody who "knew Linux" to help you, as though Salem, rags_to_riches and the others know nothing.

    Thank you for the suggestions - but you might want to read even closer, still (or don't, I'm tiring of the fun and games in this thread).
    Instead of just telling me to "read closer", why not state clearly whatever it is you think I'm missing. Because I don't know what I'm missing (if I did, I wouldn't be missing it), and you wont actually make a claim other than a vague one that you think I can't read well. Maybe consider why you think I keep missing it too. Maybe it's not there. Maybe you did such a poor job of expressing it that I can't identify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    I'm not taking the side of the people who ridiculed you in this thread. Nowhere did I defend or agree with anything phantom or grumpy said. I'm taking the side of people who helped you in your other threads.
    For reference, I was not ridiculing CCompiler. My point was that, if s/he wants people to respond to his/her offer, it would be necessary to offer more information that might attract a potential response. I also noted that s/he might be better off applying the effort to learn or, failing that, use of matlab might be easier.

    People who have the skills being sought (which is a mix of basic C and specialised knowledge so they can use a particular library for solving ordinary differential equations) tend to be interested in more than just money.
    Right 98% of the time, and don't care about the other 3%.

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    To be honest, this thread is more and more about "Why will nobody love me?" and less and less about the actual project. Instead of digging away and solving small bits of your project and asking questions about them in order to get closer and closer to understanding how to do it all you spend valuable time jousting on whether people are judging you or not. Get a grip, this is the INTERNET!!!. Who cares if people judge you. Most programmers here will judge you by the amount of code you get done, which so far is still zip.
    1. Get rid of gets(). Never ever ever use it again. Replace it with fgets() and use that instead.
    2. Get rid of void main and replace it with int main(void) and return 0 at the end of the function.
    3. Get rid of conio.h and other antiquated DOS crap headers.
    4. Don't cast the return value of malloc, even if you always always always make sure that stdlib.h is included.

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