Katie Stevers Katie Stevers - 2 months ago 9
C++ Question

Reading data from a txt. file into an array and then summing the rows and columns

this is my first time posting on here. I am using c++. My assignment is to read in data from a .txt file into a 10 by 10 array. Then I am supposed to add each row and put their total on the end. Then each column needs added and the totals in a new row at the bottom. I also need the sums sum in the corner. Her is an example of what the output has to look like: Example of output screen.

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Here is the code I currently have:

#include <iostream>
#include <iomanip>

using namespace std;
int main()
cout << "Kaitlin Stevers" << endl;
cout << "Exercise 9A - Arrays" << endl;
cout << "October 31, 2016" <<endl;

const int ROWS = 10;
const int COLS = 10;
float numbers[10][10];

ifstream inputFile;

int countRows = -1;
int countCols = -1;

while(++countRows < ROWS)
countCols = -1;
while(++countCols < COLS)
inputFile >> numbers[countRows][countCols];


As you can see I figured out how to read the file into an array that is 10 by 10 but I have not figured out how to sum the columns or rows. The book I go by has examples of how to do it but it does not have examples of how to do it with a .txt file being read in. I'm sure you can see why I'm lost! Any who, thanks in advance for the help!


The term summing means to add up numbers. Summing the rows means to add all the numbers in the row.

// Pick a row to sum
const unsigned int row_to_sum = 3;

// Declare and initialize a summation variable.
float sum = 0.0f;

// Add all the columns in the given row.
for (unsigned int i = 0; i < COLS; ++i)
  sum += numbers[row_to_sum][i];

To sum up the a column, keep the column index constant and iterate the rows.

const unsigned int column_to_sum = 8;
sum = 0.0f;
for (unsigned int j = 0; j < ROWS; ++j)
  sum += numbers[j][column_to_sum];