belkipAndroidness - 2 months ago 6

C++ Question

I have a vector of floats which include the following:

`48.2701`

18.868

42.9535

7

39.2046

5.09902

29

I have a piece code that finds the smallest number in the vector and returns the index:

`int indexofsmallest = 2;`

smallest = *min_element(distances.begin(), distances.end());

int pos = find(distances.begin(), distances.end(), smallest) - distances.begin();

indexofsmallest = pos;

cout << "||" << smallest << "||" << endl;

cout << "index of smallest is:" << indexofsmallest + 1 << endl;

however when I run, it throws a vector subscript out of range breakpoint

what am I doing wrong here?

EDIT:

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Answer

Why don't you simply find the index of smallest element using:

```
int smallestInd = min_element(distances.begin(), distances.end()) - distances.begin();
```

**EDIT**

This is the code I have in my editor

```
#include<iostream>
#include<algorithm>
#include<vector>
using namespace std;
int main() {
std::vector<double> distances = { 48.2701, 18.868, 42.9535, 7, 39.2046, 5.09902, 29 };
cout << min_element(distances.begin(), distances.end()) - distances.begin() << endl;
return 0;
}
```

Source (Stackoverflow)

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