Thread: How to Pass Matrix in Function

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    How to Pass Matrix in Function

    I am unsure how to pass a matrix in a function using codeblocks. I keep trying different things, but can't figure it out. Here is a part of my code. Where I have void getdata I keep getting errors on the stats, which is a matrix. Any help would be great. Thanks

    void getdata (double &stats, vector <string> &names, int num);
    void file (double &stats, vector <string> &names, int num);
    void display (int num);
    int main ()
    int num, ans;
    cout<<"How many players are there: ";
    double stats[num][3];
    vector <string> names (num);
    int flag = 1;

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    1) Please use code tags

    2) I do not know a language called codeblocks but an IDE

    3) please provide more clear code

    3) you may want to define a maximum acceptable size for your input.

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    int num;
    std::cin >> num;
    std::vector<std::vector<double>> vec(num, std::vector<double>(3));

    You can't create a dynamically sized array on the stack.
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    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.
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    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.

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    Still Confused

    It is the 2 dimensional array that I cannot pass. I use to use Borland C++ and I used apmatrix. I could just put apmatrix stats into the function parameters. In this case I am using Stats as a two dimensional array/vector and in codeblocks C++ I keep getting errors for my function with the variable stats. I just need to know how to write it in the parameters or if there is another way to declare a two dimensional array/vector so I can pass it in my function.
    Elysia, thanks for your help, but I really don't understand what you are saying. Can you explain?

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    The size of an array must be a compile time constant. Variable Length Arrays are not allowed in C++. So since you seem to know about vectors you should probably use a vector<vector<double>> for your stats variable.

    Also if stats is an array then your function prototype is probably incorrect:
    void getdata (double &stats, vector <string> &names, int num);
    The above prototype expects you to pass a reference to a single double, a vector<string> reference, and an int. What are you trying to pass to this function?


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