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If a file contained this: [25.3,25.2,25.1] Could I just go: fscanf(file,"%f",&f1); fscanf(file,"%f",&f2); fscanf(file,"%f",&f3); Would f1 = 25.3 f2 = 25.2 and f3 = 25.1 Thanks in Advance(and sorry for such a stupid question)

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I believe you can do:

fscanf("[%f, %f, %f]", &f1, &f2, &f3);

But I havn''t used fscanf in a while (C++).
Never be afraid to experiment!
Also, one small note... good variable names
are important.

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You can't do


Since the file looks like this:


See that the formatting is different? You want to read 3 floats seperated by spaces or newlines, but in the actual file, there are [ and ] chars and the floats are separeted by commas.

If you want to use your code, you'll have to format your file like so:

25.3 25.2 25.1

Or you could use Taulin's solution, and format your file the way you did, and read it using

fscanf("[%f,%f,%f]", &f1, &f2, &f3);

And btw Taulin, there was a little problem with your code, you used spaces between the commas in the format string, which would cause it not to work...

/. Muzzafarath

Edited by - Muzzafarath on 5/7/00 3:44:04 AM

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