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read an unknown number of lines into arrays

read an unknown number of lines into arrays

read an unknown number of lines into arrays


I need to read in an unknown number of array elements. i do not know how to handle the dimension of the arrays.
I start with declaring the size of each array as 101, but the file includes an unknown number of array components so I would nee to resize the array, which cannot be done in the middle of the code. the data file is attached (http://files.engineering.com/getfile.aspx)
Here is the code  for now:

    program main
    dimension th(imax),et1(imax),et2(imax),eph1(imax),eph2(imax)
    read(unit=5, fmt='(a1)') dummy ! read dummy text
            read(unit=5, fmt='(a1)') dummy ! read dummy text
            read(5,*) npoints,freq,phi
! form here on i need to read 5 arrays and I do not know the size of the file.    
100    read(5,*,end=101) th(m),et1(m),et2(m),eph1(m),eph2(m)
    goto 100
101      continue
    print*,'mmax= ',mmax

    end program main

RE: read an unknown number of lines into arrays

Well, if you do not know the number of entries, you could simply take one pass through the file reading entire lines at a time just like you did before with dummy and, of course, count how many line there are in the file...

....then, allocate your arrays; which they shouldn't be declared with fixed length in the first, you need to declare them without size "dimension(:)" and allocatable.

...then, rewind the file and start over; this time, read the individual values for each array entry.

Then again, it seems to me that the number of entries in the arrays ARE known, you are already reading such value into your variable npoints...so, a program to read that with dynamically allocated arrays would look somethin like this:

    program main
    character dummy*120
    integer npoints
    real freq,phi
    real, dimension(:), allocatable :: th,et1,et2,eph1,eph2
    read(15,'(a)') dummy
    read(15,'(a)') dummy
    read(15,*) npoints,freq,phi
    do i=1,npoints
      read(5,*) th(m),et1(m),et2(m),eph1(m),eph2(m)
    end do
    ! do whatever you need to do with array data

    end program main


RE: read an unknown number of lines into arrays

The third line of your data file is "361   3.800000 0.0000000E+00"

There are 361 lines of data after the third line, therefore you only need to initially read in the first three lines to discover the size of array required.

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