Thread: help with the basic's

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    help with the basic's


    I am just learning the c languge from Sam's Teach yourself C.
    I am on to Understanding Arrays, there is a question I had that was not answered in the book.

    The question was write a program to display the total memory space taken by the array(I understand this part), what I was wondering if you had a array of floating numbers to print the array out would I use a for loop or a while loop, because I cant figure out how to get it to work with a for loop, If i change i to a double or float it still wont work here is my code, And thank you all for your time and your suggestions.

    #include <stdio.h>
    main() {
        double list_data[6] = {
        int i, size;
        size = sizeof(list_data);
        printf("The size of list_data is %d\n", size); 
            for (i=0; i<list_data[i]; i++) 
               printf(" %.5f\n", list_data[i]);
        return (0);
    Last edited by clb2003; 02-09-2009 at 07:07 AM.

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    So the normal structure for a for loop is:
        for(i=0; i<ARRAY_SIZE; ++i)
    in your case array size is 6.

    Similarly to get the ith element in the array for printing, you use list_data[i]
    It is too clear and so it is hard to see.
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    If you know how to use while loop than is simple to use a for loop instead of the while loop. The similarities between this 2 loop are this:
    *while loop:
    int contor = 0;
    while(cnd) {
    /* do smthg */
    *for loop:
    int contor;
    for (contor = 0; cnd; contor++) {
    /* do smthg */
    The 2 of them are equivalent.
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