JiexDrop JiexDrop - 2 years ago 161
C++ Question

Count occurrences by object id in std::multimap

I'm trying to find the occurrences of an object in a std::multimap

Here is my object Point:

class Point

Point(string id, float x, float y, float z);

string m_id;
float m_x;
float m_y;
float m_z;

//I want to count with this operator
bool operator==(const Point &point) const
return point.m_id == m_id;

bool operator <( const Point &point ) const
return ( m_y < point.m_y );


Here is my function (solution):

int countOccurences(multimap<Point, string> multimap, Point point)
int result = 0;

for (auto it = multimap.begin(); it != multimap.end(); it++)
if (it->first == point)

return result;

My main:

multimap<Point, string> places;

Point point1("point", 0, 0, 0 );
Point point2("cake", 0, 0, 0 );
Point point3("point", 0, 0, 0 );

places.insert(make_pair(point1, ""));
places.insert(make_pair(point2, ""));
places.insert(make_pair(point3, ""));

cout << "CORRECT = 2" << endl;
cout << "COUNT = " << places.count(point3) << endl;
cout << "MY_COUNT = " << countOccurences(places, point3) << endl;

Initially, I wanted to count the number of occurrences with the operator==, but it was counting with the operator<. Using the function countOccurrences() is my solution.

Answer Source

But it doesn't works, il only returns 1 and there are at least 2 objects in my map that have same id

It's a std::map. You cannot have two objects with the same key, and I assume you're trying to use the m_id filed of O as your key. Try using std::multimap instead.

And, to count the number of items, use map::count() (which for std::map can only return one or zero!)

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