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By Noel Kalicharan

C is the main well-known programming language of all time. it's been used to create virtually each type of software imaginable and the checklist retains turning out to be on a daily basis. state of the art purposes, corresponding to Arduino, embeddable and wearable computing are ready-made for C.  

Advanced Topics In C teaches options that any budding programmer should still understand. You'll delve into subject matters similar to sorting, looking, merging, recursion, random numbers and simulation, between others. you'll raise the variety of difficulties you could remedy in the event you tips on how to manage flexible and well known information buildings akin to binary bushes and hash tables.  

This publication assumes you will have a operating wisdom of uncomplicated programming techniques equivalent to variables, constants, project, choice (if..else) and looping (while, for). It additionally assumes you're happy with writing services and dealing with arrays.  If you learn this e-book conscientiously and do the workouts rigorously, you will turn into a greater and extra agile programmer, extra ready to code today's functions  (such because the net of items) in C.

What you’ll learn
• What are and the way to exploit constructions, guidelines, and associated lists
• the right way to manage and use stacks and queues
• how one can use random numbers to application video games, and simulations
• the right way to paintings with records, binary bushes, and hash tables
• refined sorting equipment equivalent to heapsort, quicksort, and mergesort
• tips on how to enforce the entire above utilizing C

Who this publication is for
people with a operating wisdom of easy programming ideas, akin to variables, constants, project, choice (if..else) and looping (while, for). It additionally assumes you're ok with writing features and dealing with arrays.

Table of Contents
1. Sorting, looking out and Merging
2. constructions
3. guidelines
4. associated Lists
5. Stacks and Queries
6. Recursion
7. Random Numbers, video games and Simulation
8. operating with documents
9. advent to Binary timber
10. complex Sorting
11. Hash Tables

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It is particularly useful for specifying strings that may include special characters such as the double quotes without having to use an escape sequence like \". 7 Nested Structures C allows us to use a structure as part of the definition of another structure—a structure within a structure, called a nested structure. Consider the student structure. Suppose that, instead of age, we want to store the student’s date of birth. This might be a better choice since a student’s date of birth is fixed, whereas his age changes, and the field would have to be updated every year.

Den = 8; sum = addFraction(b, c); ans = mulFraction(a, sum); printFraction(ans); Strictly speaking, the variables sum and ans are not necessary, but we’ve used them to simplify the explanation. Since an argument to a function can be an expression, we could get the same result with this: printFraction(mulFraction(a, addFraction(b, c))); When run, this code will print the following, which is the correct answer: 118/280 However, if you want, you can write a function to reduce a fraction to its lowest terms.

We will use candidate[1] to candidate[7] for the seven candidates; we will not use candidate[0]. This will allow us to work more naturally with the votes. For a vote (v, say), candidate[v] will be updated. If we used candidate[0], we would have the awkward situation where for a vote v, candidate[v-1] would have to be updated. An element candidate[h] is not just a single data item but a structure consisting of two fields. numVotes To make the program flexible, we will define symbolic constants with this: #define MaxCandidates 7 #define MaxNameLength 30 #define MaxNameBuffer MaxNameLength+1 and change the earlier declarations to the following: typedef struct { char name[MaxNameBuffer]; int numVotes; } PersonData; PersonData candidate[MaxCandidates+1]; The solution is based on the following outline: initialize process the votes print the results The function initialize will read the names from the file in and set the vote counts to 0.

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