Thread: Hi guys, newbie here, some questions!

  1. #46
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Inside my computer
    You need to understand about how division works.
    There are two types of numbers in C. One is integers, whole numbers. One is floating point, decimal numbers.
    If you need/want the decimals, you need to make sure one variable is a floating point. You can do it via a simple cast.

    Then, you need to tell printf that it's actually printing a floating point number. This can be done via %f.

    So, all in all, it might look like:
    float word_average = (float)letter_count/word_count;
    printf("%f", word_average);
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

  2. #47
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    Feb 2008
    If your going to keep adding, might I suggest organizing this into seperate functions.

    Also a debugger usually helps to, it allows you to step through your code and look at variables. Visual Studio is good about this and gdb-insight is good as well, although it takes forever to build the files.

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