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Adding numbers using I/O streams

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#1 EricMon


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:31 PM

Hello everyone, I have a question about something I am working on. 

I have a file that contains a list of GPA's called gpas.txt. It looks like this:

f   3.40 
f   4.00  
m   3.56  
m   3.80  
f   2.30  
f   3.95  
m   3.90  
m   4.00  
m   2.00  
f   4.00  
f   2.80  
m   3.70  
m   2.98  
f   3.89  
m   4.00  
f   3.90  
m   1.90  
m   2.90  
f   1.50  
f   2.67 
m   3.80  
m   2.35  
f   2.90  
f   3.70  
f   4.00 
m   3.78 
m   4.00 
f   3.98
I have to add the total of male GPAs and female GPAs then have the result output into a file called output.txt.
I have to use a function initialize that initializes variables sumMaleGPA and sumFmaleGPA to add. 
I also have to find the average and count the total amount of female and male GPAs, but I feel like I could figure that out on my own if I knew how to add multiple numbers at once. 
How can I add multiple numbers at once? I tried making each number an individual value like this:
double initialize(double f1, double f2, double m1, double m2, double f3, double f4, double m3, double m4, double m5, double f5, double f6, 
double m6, double m7, double f7, double m8, double f8, double m9, double m10, double f9, double f10, double m11, double m12, 
double f11, double f12, double f13, double m13, double m14, double f14);
Then adding them, But this is inefficient and the output gave me a weird negative number. 
Please help out if you can. Thank you very much. 

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#2 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:13 AM

How can I add multiple numbers at once? I tried making each number an individual value like this:

Store the partially calculated value. E.g.

double maleGpaSum = 0.0;
double femaleGpaSum = 0.0;
unsigned int maleGpas = 0;
unsigned int femaleGpas = 0;
while (parse_a_line()) { // You write the parsing code :)
    if (male) {
        maleGpaSum += value;
    } else {
        femaleGpaSum += value;

// Calculate the average
Don't try to hard code the number of lines you want to parse -- that is bug prone and less easy to read than writing a loop.
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:10 PM

I have a feeling that the stress in this homework is on reading and writing data to IO Streams and not on number addition. If you are finding it difficult, then you have skipped basics of programming and the whole chapter on loops.

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