Thread: Arrays!!!

  1. #1
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    Jan 2006

    Question Arrays!!!

    If we have this :
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    int main()
    const int size=7;
    int a[size]={0};
     for( int i=1; i<600; i++)
      ++a[1+ rand()%6];
      for(int j=0; j<size; j++)
        cout<<a[j]<<" ";
    the out put would be like that:
    9404  9063  14109  9306  18378  9454
    why the value of the array remained 0 while i have already incremet it and also i have used rand()???
    and wut are these numbers when the array is being printed in the second loop? why the each cell contains 4 or more numbers? why not one number? and why does it conttain 7, 8 and 9 if i used the rand() of range (0-6)?????????
    anyone can tell me?

  2. #2
    60% Braindead
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    #include <iostream>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    using namespace std; //Remove .h from iostream and use this namespace instead.
    int main(){
    const int size=7;
    int a[size]={0};
    int i, j;
     for(i=1; i < 600; i++) {
      ++a[(rand() % 6) + 1];
     for(j=0; j < size; j++)
        cout<<a[j]<<" " << endl;
    I'm pritty sure your program was being confused from the lack of syntaxs. Remember to include the "{" "}" and "(" ")". I think that should fix the program.

    Not sure if thats what you wanted it to do though .
    Error W8057 C:\\Life.cpp: Invalid number of arguments in function run(Brain *)

  3. #3
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    Blackroot, in three attempted answers I've seen of you today you've been at least partially wrong three times. You might want to learn a bit more first.

    That said, you are right that the formatting of the program leads to confusion - but only for the programmer, not the compiler. Confuse the compiler, and it give you an error.
    You are also right about the old-style headers.

    As for the program:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <cstdlib>
    #include <ctime>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
      srand(time(0)); // Initialize pseudorandom number generator. Without this, you'll get the
        // same result every run.
      const int SIZE = 7; // Typical naming convention is to put constants in all upper case.
      int a[SIZE] = {0};
      for(int i = 1; i < 600; ++i) { // Good practice to use prefix ++ unless postfix is required.
        int index = rand() % SIZE; // 1+rand()%6 would yield numbers from 1 to 6. Array indices
          // start from 0, though.
        cout<<a[index]<<endl; // Must use the same index here - i will be quickly out of bounds.
      for(int i = 0; i < size; ++i) { // Unless you use a broken compiler, there's nothing wrong
             // with reusing the variable name here. (VC++, enable "for-scope" in the language
             // options.)
        cout << a[j] << " ";
    All the buzzt!

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