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Thinking in C++
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Solutions to selected exercises can be found in the electronic document The Thinking in C++ Annotated Solution Guide, available for a small fee from

  1. Modify Hello.cpp so that it prints out your name and age (or shoe size, or your dog’s age, if that makes you feel better). Compile and run the program.
  2. Using Stream2.cpp and Numconv.cpp as guidelines, create a program that asks for the radius of a circle and prints the area of that circle. You can just use the ‘*’ operator to square the radius. Do not try to print out the value as octal or hex (these only work with integral types).
  3. Create a program that opens a file and counts the whitespace-separated words in that file.
  4. Create a program that counts the occurrence of a particular word in a file (use the string class’ operator ‘==’ to find the word).
  5. Change Fillvector.cpp so that it prints the lines (backwards) from last to first.
  6. Change Fillvector.cpp so that it concatenates all the elements in the vector into a single string before printing it out, but don’t try to add line numbering.
  7. Display a file a line at a time, waiting for the user to press the “Enter” key after each line.
  8. Create a vector<float> and put 25 floating-point numbers into it using a for loop. Display the vector.
  9. Create three vector<float> objects and fill the first two as in the previous exercise. Write a for loop that adds each corresponding element in the first two vectors and puts the result in the corresponding element of the third vector. Display all three vectors.
  10. Create a vector<float> and put 25 numbers into it as in the previous exercises. Now square each number and put the result back into the same location in the vector. Display the vector before and after the multiplication.

[25] The boundary between compilers and interpreters can tend to become a bit fuzzy, especially with Python, which has many of the features and power of a compiled language but the quick turnaround of an interpreted language.

[26] Python is again an exception, since it also provides separate compilation.

[27] I would recommend using Perl or Python to automate this task as part of your library-packaging process (see or

[28] There are actually a number of variants of getline( ), which will be discussed thoroughly in the iostreams chapter in Volume 2.

[29] If you’re particularly eager to see all the things that can be done with these and other Standard library components, see Volume 2 of this book at, and also

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