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Help with C++ look up tables.

bail3yz asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-14

I am trying to learn how to use lookup tables as I am making a program that does some very time consuming math and I figure I could just put all the info into a look up table and use it that way..

I found some examples, but I do not fully understand it.

I found a poker example where it uses a look up table to determine the rank of a 7 card poker hand

however it only shows how it used the look up table, it didnt show how it made it..

one question I did have tho was

int HR[32487834];

^ this is the array the data is stored in.. how the coder determine the size it needed?

Lastly, if someone could write a small example on how to make a lookup table for a simple multiplication table that would be great!

Something like this
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
1 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
2 2   4   6   8  10 12 14 16 18
3 3   6   9   12 etc

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