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Hi, I am studing Floyd's Algorithm and I want to implement it by using C.  However, somehow, I just get stuck in there. I want to use that program to read a list of data from stdin and then write a matrix which shows each of the shorest path.
i.e. If I have the input,
A      B 24 F 28
B      A 24 C 11
C      B 11 D 13
D      C 13 E 20 F 12
E      D 20 F 15
F      A 28 D 12 E 15

I want to have :
      A      B      C      D      E      F
A      0      24      35      40      43      28
B      24      0      11      24      44      36      
C      35      11      0      13      33      25      
D      40      24      13      0      20      12      
E      43      44      33      20      0      15      
F      28      36      25      12      15      0

as the output.

here is the algorithm I am going to use, but I never know how to bring them together.

NODE u,v,w;

for(v=0;v<MAX;v++)
      for(w=0;w<MAX;w++)
            dist[v][w]=arc[v][w];
for(u=0;u<MAX;u++)
      for(v=0;v<MAX;v++)
            for(w=0;w<MAX;w++)
            if (dist[v][u]+dist[u][w] <dist[v][w])
            dist[v][w]=dist[v][u]+dist[u][w];

If have did that problem before, or know to how implement it , just let me know.

thanks,
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////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>

#define SIZE    6
#define NO_PATH 99999

void display(float dist[SIZE][SIZE]);

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

void main()
{
    float   dist[SIZE][SIZE];
    char    buff[256];
    int     i, j, k;

    for (i = 0; i < SIZE; ++i)
        for (j = 0; j < SIZE; ++j)
            dist[i][j] = (i == j) ? 0 : NO_PATH;

    while (gets(buff) && strlen(buff) > 2)
    {
        char*   p;

        i = toupper(*buff) - 'A';

        for (p = buff + 1; *p; ++p)
        {
            if (*p == ' ')
                continue;

            j = toupper(*p) - 'A';
            p += 2;

            dist[i][j] = dist[j][i] = atof(p);

            while (*p > ' ')
                ++p;
        }
    }


    display(dist);

    for (i = 0; i < SIZE; ++i)
        for (j = 0; j < SIZE; ++j)
            for (k = 0; k < SIZE; ++k)
            {
                float n = dist[j][i] + dist[i][k];
                if (dist[j][k] > n)
                dist[j][k] = n;
            }

    display(dist);
}

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

void display(float dist[SIZE][SIZE])
{
    int     i, j;

    for (i = 0; i < SIZE; ++i)
    {
        for (j = 0; j < SIZE; ++j)
        {
            float n = dist[i][j];

            if (n == NO_PATH)
                printf(" --- ");
            else
                printf("%4.0f ", dist[i][j]);
        }

        putchar('\n');
    }

    putchar('\n');
}

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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Of course, you need to add some error checking.
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Where's Floyd gone?
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Between the two display() function calls.  I know you need a microscope to spot it, but that's it.
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Right, thanks.
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by:fokchi
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Thanks alexo,

I tried your codes. It works! But, how can I read in a flexible size of matrix. Now, if I input a different size of matrix, it won't work. I want to know how do I have the program to masure the the size of that input matrix and preform the "Floyd's Algorithm"? Just let me know if you know how to do it. Again, thanks for you help!

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If the program is ok, why did you reject the answer?  It is customary to grade it according to it's merit.

for flexible size, change it as follows:

1) #define MAX_SIZE 100

2) Change the definition of dist to be of maximum size.

3) Input the desired size into a variable.

4) Change all the loop limits to the varible.

5) The display() function needs some work:

void display(float* pItem, int size)
{
  int i, j;

  for (i = 0; i < size; ++i)
  {
    for (j = 0; j < size; ++j)
      {
        float n = dist[i * size + j];
        /* or maybe [j * size + i], don't remember... */

        if (n == NO_PATH)
          printf(" --- ");
        else
          printf("%4.0f ", dist[i * size + j]);
          /* or maybe [j * size + i], don't remember... */
      }

    putchar('\n');
  }

  putchar('\n');
}

6) The call to display() becomes:

  display(&(dist[0][0]), size);

Note: I didn't check this code.  Minor bugs may exist.

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by:fokchi
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I am sorry to reopen you answer. It is because I afraid that you may not see my later comments after I grade it. Anyway, I will the way you told me. Thanks,
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To only add a comment, you don't need to reject the answer; just don't check any grading box.
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fokchi, two things:

First, as julio mentioned, you can add comments to an answer without grading or rejecting it.  That way you can ask for clarifications and later decide if the answer (plus later comments) is good enough for you.  But I see you got it.

Second, you and the person who answers your question can continue adding comments without expenting any points even after the question is graded.

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