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Arrays. Part 9 dbg. Arrays. An array is a fixed number of contiguous memory locations, all containing data of the same type, identified by one variable name. Refer to a particular location by specifying the name of the array and the index (position number) of the location.

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Part 9 dbg

  • An array is a fixed number of contiguous memory locations, all containing data of the same type, identified by one variable name.
  • Refer to a particular location by specifying the name of the array and the index (position number) of the location.
  • Index positions of arrays start at 0.
  • Values stored at the positions are called items or elements.
declare and allocate an array in c
Declare and Allocate an Array in C#
  • Declare the array: //assigns name int[ ] scores;
  • Allocate memory for the array: scores = new int[10]; //room for 10 integers
  • Declare and allocate in one step: int[ ] scores = new int[10]; //all in 1 step; assigns //default value for data type to all elements
initialize an array
Initialize an Array
  • Space for an array can be automatically allocated by initializing the array with a set of values
  • string[ ] weekDays = new string [ ] {″Monday″, ″Tuesday″, ″Wednesday″, ″Thursday″, ″Friday″};

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  • string[ ] weekDays = {″Monday″, ″Tuesday″, ″Wednesday″, ″Thursday″, ″Friday″};
  • Note that this initialization creates an array just big enough to contain the set of assigned values
declaring and initializing 1 dimensional arrays in c vs c and java
Declaring and Initializing 1-Dimensional Arrays in C# vs. C++ and Java

C++: int scores[SIZE]; //just declare name and set aside //memory for SIZE elements

int scores[SIZE] = {num1 … numn};//initialize

int scores[ ] = {num1…numn}; //initialize

Java and C#:

int[ ]scores;//just declare; memory is not set aside yet

int[ ] scores = new int[SIZE];//declare and // initialize with default values for datatype

int[ ] scores = new int[] {num1…numn};//declare and initialize

int[ ] scores = {num1…numn};//declare and //initialize

let s try some exercises
Let’s Try Some Exercises
  • Declare an array named homeruns that will hold the number of homeruns scored by a particular team in each of the 162 games of the season.
  • Declare an array named prices that will store the following product prices: 12.99, 25.00, 3.75, 8.23, 0.97, 59.98
assign a value to an array element
Assign a Value to an Array Element
  • Given an array, temps, of type integer, assign a value to first element of array:
extract an element value from an array
Extract an Element Value from an Array
  • Given an array, temps, of type integer, store the third element value in a variable:
filling printing array values
Filling/Printing Array Values
  • Arrays are handy containers for data generated by a loop.
  • In this example, values are generated by a loop and stored in an array.
  • The values are then printed to the output window as they are extracted from the array using a second loop.

 DataToArray

foreach loop
foreach loop
  • A foreach loop is similar to a for loop, but you do not have to worry about the index variable; the foreach loop will automatically iterate though all elements of the array.
  • You will need some variable to store the array element value extracted in each iteration of the loop.
  • Syntax:


 Foreach

foreach example
foreach Example

int sum = 0;

int[ ] grades = new int [10] {81, 69, 93, 100, 90, 82, 70, 94, 88, 95};

foreach(int gradeingrades)


sum = sum + grade; //adds array element // value to sum variable


strings and arrays of type char
Strings and Arrays of Type Char
  • A string is a data type designed to contain text.
  • A string has a Length property which holds the number of characters in a string.
  • A string may be converted to an array of type char using the ToCharArray() method of the string type.
  • An array has a GetUpperBound() method which returns the highest index in an array.

 StringToChars

multiple dimension arrays
Multiple Dimension Arrays
  • An array with one dimension is a list.
  • An array with two dimensions is a table.
  • Adding a second dimension means that each position in the first dimension now behaves like a row in a table that has several columns.
  • The sizes of the dimensions of an array are separated by commas in the declaration/allocation bracket.
declaring and initializing 2 dimensional arrays in c and java
Declaring and Initializing 2-Dimensional Arrays in C++ and Java


int scores[ROWS][COLS]; //just declare name and set // aside memory

int scores[SIZE] [COLS] = {num1 … numn};//initialize with values

int scores[ ] [COLS] = {num1…numn}; //initialize w values


int[ ][ ]scores;//just declare name; memory not set aside yet

int[ ][ ] scores = new int[ROWS][COLS]; // sets aside memory for array elements

int[ ][ ] scores = {{row0col0, … row0coln},

{row1col0, … row1coln},

{row2col0, … row2coln}}; //initialize w values

declare and initialize a two dimensional array in c
Declare and Initialize a Two-dimensional Array in C#

decimal [ , ] postalRates;//declares name only

decimal [ , ] = new decimal [2,6];//initializes array with //default value for datatype

decimal[,] postalRates = new decimal[2,6] {{4.50, 5.00, 5.50, 6.50, 7.50, 9.00}, {9.99, 11.25, 11.99, 14.99, 16.99, 20.00}};//initialize w values

let s try some exercises1
Let’s Try Some Exercises
  • We want an array named grades that will store 3 exam grades (in columns) for each of 5 students (in rows).
  • Make up the exam grades.
array bounds
Array Bounds
  • You can determine the UpperBound of an array with the array’s GetUpperBound()method, which returns index of the last element in the array.
  • Call GetUpperBound() with a 0 parameter for 1st dimension of array; with a 1 for upper bound of 2nd-dimension of a multi-dimensioned array.
  • There is a Length property for a one-dim array and there is a GetLength()method with a 0 parameter will return the number of elements for 1st dimension of array; with a 1 for upper bound of 2nd-dimension of a multi-dimensioned array.
  • C# will throw an Exception, if you attempt to use an index that is “out of range” for an array. This did not happen in C++ (the programmer had to be careful) but does happen in Java as well.
new data types
New Data Types
  • So far we have used only the primitive data types such as int, string, bool, and double.
  • C# also provides for the definition of structs, or compound data types.
  • We can think of a struct as being a package of variables of different data types.
  • The different variables within the definition of a struct are analogous to the fields of a database record.
  • We might define a struct called person that could store several attributes to define a human.
  • Use the public keyword to declare fields.

 StructData

an array of structs
An Array of Structs
  • We can construct a simple table of data by creating an array where each element is a struct.
  • Declare an array of structs: Person[ ] faculty = new Person[10];

 StructArray