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answerx 23May2011 22:58

Number of consonants
 
Help me please! I want to make a program that displays the word with the maximum number of consonants from a sentence.

xpi0t0s 24May2011 12:07

Re: Number of consonants
 
How far have you got and where are you stuck?
Can you create a program as a start that just displays individual words?
After that you can count the number of consonants in each word and store (a) the number if it's the largest so far and (b) the word itself.
At the end just display the word that you stored before.

Possible algorithm:
count=0; word=""
for each word
consonant count > count? yes: assign count and word
end for
display word.

answerx 24May2011 21:03

Re: Number of consonants
 
Here is a variant of my program, please help me find the mistake.

Code:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <conio.h>
#include <math.h>
#include <iostream.h>
#include <string.h>


void main()
{char cons[21]={'b','c','d','f','g','h','j','k','l','m','n','p','q','r','s','t','v','w','x','y','z'};
char s[30],x[30][30],z[30]; int i,j=0,k=0,r,f,n,poz,c,max;
clrscr();
printf("Type sentence:");
gets(s);n=strlen(s);r=0;k=0;

for(i=0;i<n;i++){
if((s[i]!=' ')&&(s[i]!='.')){x[r][k]=s[i];k++;}
if((s[i]==' ')||(s[i]=='.')){x[r][k]='\0';r++;k=0;}}

for(i=0;i<r;i++)
for(j=0;j<strlen(x[i]);j++)
for(k=0;k<21;k++)
if(x[j]=cons[k]) {c++;}
z[i]=c;
max=z[0]; poz=0;
for(i=0;i<r;i++)
if(max<z[i])
{max=z[i];poz=i;}
puts(x[poz]);}


xpi0t0s 24May2011 21:13

Re: Number of consonants
 
I'm not surprised you can't debug that code; it's a horrendous mess. Use meaningful variable names, indent code correctly, and use code tags when posting here. You can identify code problems by adding printf statements to it that display intermediate results, for instance as I hinted you could try displaying words as you pull them out of the sentence, then display the consonant count and if it's greater than the previous greatest; these should all help you find the problems.

Why is it "a variant on your program" and not your program itself? Did you find this example online instead of writing it yourself?

xpi0t0s 24May2011 21:19

Re: Number of consonants
 
Your if statement contains an assignment. You probably wanted to do a comparison.

answerx 24May2011 21:22

Re: Number of consonants
 
Of course I wroted myself, if I had found it on the internet it would be correct.

answerx 24May2011 21:28

Re: Number of consonants
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xpi0t0s (Post 83419)
Your if statement contains an assignment. You probably wanted to do a comparison.

Yes it's a comparison, thanks for the correction. But it still doesn't work.:undecided

xpi0t0s 24May2011 21:29

Re: Number of consonants
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by answerx (Post 83420)
Of course I wroted myself, if I had found it on the internet it would be correct.

lol

answerx 24May2011 21:33

Re: Number of consonants
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xpi0t0s (Post 83422)
lol

What can I say, I'm a beginner.:)

answerx 24May2011 21:41

Re: Number of consonants
 
A little help please!:shy:


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