I'm having trouble reading a data file of size 190x190 and storing it as a 2d array. After i figure out what is wrong with reading the file and putting it into an array, I need to calculate the average, the highest number in the list, the location of that maximum, the maximum slope and the location of the maximum slope.

I'm sure when finding the locations i must use pointers. But before i even get to that point i can't get the array to work and calculate the average.

Here is my code:

I would appreciate any help i could get!!!Code:`#include<stdio.h>`

#include<stdlib.h>

#include<math.h>

#define array 36100

float avg(float a[190][], float *avg);

int main ()

{

int i = 0;

float avgs = 0.0;

FILE *cfptr1;

//open the sequential access file

cfptr1 = fopen("topography.txt","r");

//array for all of the #'s in the file

float a[190][190];

//scan and input values

for(i=0;i<36100;i++)

{

fscanf(cfptr1,"%d*[, ]\n",&a[190][190]);

}

//call the #'s into the function

avg(a,&avgs);

printf ("The average elevation is %f\n",avgs);

//close the file

fclose(cfptr1);

//return value

return 0;

}

//-------------------------------------------------------

//Function to calculate the average elevation of the list

//-------------------------------------------------------

float avg(float a[190][], float *avgs)

{

float sum = 0.0;

int i = 0;

//loop to get the sum

for(i=0; i<array; i++);

{

sum += a[190][i];

}

*avgs = (sum)/36100.0;

return;

}

Here's the question if it makes it any clearer...

The data file “topography.dat” is available on the course smartsite. This file lists the

average elevation above sea level for a regular grid system with 4km cells that covers all

of California. The dimensions of the grid are 190 in the x direction and 190 in the y

direction.

The initial portion of the file up until the row with an “*” in the first column is

comments. The next two lines list information such as the grid dimensions. The rest of

the file is organized into 16 columns. The values are stored in the file such that each

complete row of grid cells is written in order, starting from column 1 and proceeding to

column 190. For example, the first 190 values in the file correspond to all the columns in

row 1.

(a) Read the file and store the results in a 2d array. Loop over the array and calculate the

following values:

average surface elevation.

maximum surface elevation and location of maximum surface elevation

maximum slope (defined as change in elevation/change in x or y) and location of

maximum slope

Thanks again!

-Robert