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i am suppose to read a file of munbers, ist row column is the time, 2nd column is the distance, program
issuppose to print out the  number of rows, maximum distance and minimum distance with their respective
times. i am suppost to use a sentinel of -1 . i am almost done with the codes, but it doesn't seem to
be reading propely.



#include<stdio.h>
#include<stdlib.h>
#include<io.h>
#define Sentinel -1

void main()
{
    int i,rows;
    double time,min_time,max_time;
    double distance,min_dist, max_dist;

    FILE *rocket;
    FILE *data;

    rocket = fopen("rocket.txt","r");
    if(rocket==NULL)
    {
         printf("file not found\n");
    }
    else
    {
    fscanf(rocket,"%f",&rows);
    printf("Number of rows:%f ", rows);
    }
    for(i=0;i<50;++i)
    {
         fscanf(rocket,"%d%d",&time,&distance);
              if(distance>max_dist)
              {
                   max_dist=distance;
                   max_time=time;
              }
if(distance<min_dist)
              {
                   min_dist=distance;
                   min_time=time;
              }
    }
fclose(rocket);

data=fopen("data.txt","w");
fprintf(data,"Minimum Distance = %4.1d (Time = %d)",min_dist,min_time);
fprintf(data,"Maximum Distance = %4.1d (Time = %d)",max_dist,max_time);
   
    fclose(data);
}


0.0     0.0
30.0     5000.0
60.6     25000.0
90.0     60000.0
100.0     75000.0
110.0     30000.0
140.0     10000.0
170.0     2500.0
200.0     0.0
-1.0     -1.0
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Couple things:

   fscanf(rocket,"%f",&rows);
   printf("Number of rows:%f ", rows);

rows defined as int, and that makes sense since it is "number of rows".  You are reading it as float and that doesn;t make sense.

second:


 if(distance>max_dist)
 {
 max_dist=distance;
                  max_time=time;
 }
if(distance<min_dist)
             {
                  min_dist=distance;
                  min_time=time;
             }
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by:mblat
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Couple things:

   fscanf(rocket,"%f",&rows);
   printf("Number of rows:%f ", rows);

rows defined as int, and that makes sense since it is "number of rows".  You are reading it as float and that doesn;t make sense.

second:


 if(distance>max_dist)
 {
 max_dist=distance;
                  max_time=time;
 }
if(distance<min_dist)
             {
                  min_dist=distance;
                  min_time=time;
             }
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SORRY hit enter buttom by accident.  so
if(distance>max_dist)
{
max_dist=distance;
                 max_time=time;
}
if(distance<min_dist)
            {
                 min_dist=distance;
                 min_time=time;
            }

if I am not mistaken you are looking for MIN and MAX values here.

To make this algorithm work you need to initialize

max_dist to MINIMAL possible value, let's say 0 and
min_dist to MAXIMUM possible value, whatever it is.

Hope it helps
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Declaring rows as int and reading it using a float conversion character is not a proper that may result in error
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