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Old 03-27-2004, 02:09 AM   #1
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Question Reading comma-separated data from file


Hi,

I am just starting with C++ and want to write a small program that reads data from a file and calculated some numbers from it. The second part has been done, but I got stuck with the file reading. Actually, I can read the file, but I don't manage to get the data into matrix variables. The format op the file is:

1,1020
2,5630
3,889

etc.

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance
MeL
 
Old 03-27-2004, 09:11 AM   #2
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Read lines of file into variable line.

Code:
int num, next_num;
num = atoi(strtok(line,",");
next_num = atoi(strtok(NULL,",");
 
Old 04-04-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help. If I understand this correctly, this command extracts the values that are separated by the colon. These values are extracted from the string 'line'. So how do I get one line from a file in the variable 'line'?

MeL
 
Old 04-04-2004, 02:27 PM   #4
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File Format:

3456,
1346,
1784,
45667,

Function to read it:

int i, lines[numlines]; //array
FILE *fileHandle; //file pointer

fileHandle = fopen("filename", "rb"); //open filename as read binary
if (!fileHandle) return 0; //file didn't get opened so return

for (i=0; i < numlines; i++) fscanf(fileHandle, "%d,\n", &lines[i]);

return 1;

There! Now if you want to access line 1 you would just: line[0],
or line two: line[1]

I didn't put much error checking into it, and it isn't very dynamic, but you should be able to figure that out (although it sounds like your a new programmer, forgive me if this is an incorect assumtion).
 
Old 04-04-2004, 03:41 PM   #5
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Yes, I am indeed a in C++ programming. But you have to start once I want to perform some calculations on a file with the following format:

1,362
2,323
3,341
4,1339
5,1103
6,1248
7,1159
8,1160
9,1089
10,1183
11,1171
12,994
etc.

The file is generated on another system by a program that I do not control, so I have to deal with it. By reading some manuals, this is what I could do to open the file and display it (see below). I tried all the suggestions above, but they don' work with this file. I want the values to go into an array. The number before the comma is the number in the array. So A[1]=362, A[2]=323, etc

thanks in advance for all your help.
MeL

---> read and display

ifstream OpenFile("test2.txt");
char ch;
while(!OpenFile.eof())
{
OpenFile.get(ch);
cout << ch;
}
OpenFile.close();

--> an option to read a full line and separate values by comma (does not work)

ifstream infile("test2.txt");
while(!infile.eof())
{
infile.getline(line, 40, endl); /* line ends after 40 characters of 'end of line' */
std::cout << "Number " << line << std::endl;
}
 
  


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