Join Peggy Fisher for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding data types, part of Learning C++ (2014).
…Before, we can start making more advanced programs, we need…a way to capture and store data in our programs.…C++ is known as a strict data typing language, similar to Java.…For this course, we will be using seven different types of data.…These are known as primitive data types, as opposed to structured data.…They're stored by value and not by reference.…The first three are integer, long, and short.…These are numbers, that might appear in a number line.…Or maybe you want to count the number of cars, in a parking lot.…
How about the number of students, in a class?…Or maybe even the number of soda cans, in a case of soda.…These numbers do not have any decimal portion.…Next we have double and float.…These data types we'll use with a decimal portion.…These data types might hold values, that include decimal points…such as the number of ounces in a water bottle.…Or the value for the number pi 3.14 or 3.14159, how about a hourly wage?…When using measurements we often use a decimal point.…
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- Downloading and exploring the C++ IDE
- Working with loops
- Using predefined functions
- Creating custom functions
- Creating and instantiating classes
- Working with external files
Skill Level Beginner
Q: How do I upgrade the C++ compiler on Mac OS X and Linux?
A: Refer to C/C++ Essential Training for a detailed look at installing or upgrading the C++ compiler on various platforms.
Q: The link to download the Eclipse IDE in the "Download a C++ IDE" movie doesn't work. Where can I find the IDE?
A: Short URLs are case sensitive and need to be typed in exactly as they appear. Type in or simply click http://goo.gl/CzckWp to visit the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers page.
1. Getting Started
2. C++ Basics
3. Flow of Control
4. Classes and Objects
5. Data Structures
6. File Manipulation
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