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When an element of a structure has to be accessed through pointer, then the -> operator is used. It is essential to initialize the pointer before it accesses any structure element.

 
by Dinesh Thakur Category: Array Pointer and Union

Structure elements can be referenced by writing the structure variable before the structure element. The structure variable and the structure element are separated by a dot (.) which is called the dot operator. For example

 
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This method assumes that the set of elements in a list is first arranged in ascending or descending order. The list is initially divided into two parts and the mid point is found. If the number to be searched is less than the value of the element at the mid point, it implies that the given number lies in the first part of the list, otherwise the given number lies in the second part of the list. This is illustrated as follows:

 
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The linear search procedure gives the method of finding whether an element is present in a set of elements (array) or not. The given element is compared with each element in the set one by one. The process is repeated until a perfect match is found. The array comprises of unsorted elements.

 
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Insertion Sort is a sorting technique based on the idea of inserting a new element in a set of given elements so that the resulting elements are also in sorted order. Suppose a set of 4 elements A[0], A[l], A[2], A[3] are to be sorted in ascending order. Initially sort A[0]and A[l] in ascending order. If A[l] is less than A[0], interchange their positions. Otherwise the positions of the elements remain the same. Next insert A[2] in the appropriate position so that the resulting array A[0], A[l] and A[2] remain sorted. The process is repeated in this manner.

 
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In this method, the smallest item in a given series of n elements is found and is placed in the first position. Then the smallest item from the remaining (n-l) elements is found and is placed in the second position and so on. This method requires (n-l) passes for arranging n elements.

 
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In Bubble sort, two consecutive elements in a given list are compared and their positions in the given list (array) are interchanged in ascending or descending order as desired. Consider the following series of numbers, which are to be arranged in ascending or descending order. The series of numbers to be arranged are presented in the form of an array. The input array has the following form:

 
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Arrays are declared as follows:

 

int p[5];

float temp[30];

char a[7];

 
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An array of structures refers to an array in which each element is of structure type. To declare an array of structures, firstly, a structure is defined and then an array of that structure is declared. The syntax for declaring an array of structures is

 
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Like other user defined data types, a structure can also include another structure, as its member, in its definition. A structure defined within another structure is known as a nested structure.



 
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A structure can be used in a program only if memory is allocated to it. The structure definition informs the compiler about the type and the number of data members in the structures. However, it does not allocate any memory for the structure. To use a structure in a program efficiently, a structure variable needs to be declared. The syntax for declaring a structure variable is

 
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Like arrays, structures are also used to store a list of data items in a single variable. However, these data items may be of different data types. Structures are used whenever a programmer requires binding the same or different types of related data items together into a single entity.



 
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Multi-dimensional arrays can be described as 'arrays of arrays', that is, each element of the array is itself an array. A multi-dimensional array of dimension n is a collection of items that are accessed with the help of n subscript values.

 

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