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PSET5 Speller Load function skips the words from the dictionary

This while (fscanf(input, "%s", buffer) != EOF) executes an fscanf, followed immediately by this fscanf (input, "%s", buffer);, therefore it is processing every other word.
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Why does this recursive factorial function hit segmentation fault?

The fact() function is a recursive function that takes a pointer to an int as input. However, the internal recursive call, return *a * fact(a - 1); is not passing a valid pointer to an int. It's clear ...
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PSET3:Find: Code works without the function, doesn't work with the function

C, by default, passes parameters to functions by value. That means when the function swap is called, two new variables, x and y are created, and the values of the integers are copied into them. When ...
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Lecture 2 Arrays

The error you are getting is not saying that you are passing a double instead of a float, but that a double is expected. You are passing average, which is not a variable but a function. Your prototype ...
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PSET6 DNA Why is my (count consecutive substrings in string) function always returns 0's?

for i in dict: iterates through the keys (i.e. i is a key). dict[key] returns the value. So what is string set to here string = str(track_str[i])?
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PSET5 Speller Load function skips the words from the dictionary

Remove the fscanf (input, "%s", buffer); inside of while (fscanf(input, "%s", buffer) != EOF)
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Week 2 Lecture - Functions - Valid Triangle

Just like the function printf, the valid_triangle function has to be called from within main in order to execute and produce results.
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pset 3 runoff help again

Looking at the posted code and not sure of the full context of what you're trying to do, I'll take a run at it. This is more of a question of what to take out, not what to put in. The code is a for ...
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What's in the bool function parenthesis?

No such thing as a silly question. It just means that you haven't learned it yet. That's all. ;-) This is a function "signature". It defines what is expected to be passed to the function. int rank ...
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too few arguments to function call, at least argument 'format' must be specified

In the current implementation of the functions of the header file cs50.h, we need at least one argument of the type char *, that is, a string, something similar to the function printf (), therefore to ...
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Speller seg faults in unload function

Here's the issue: if (cursor->next != NULL) { while (cursor->next != NULL) The problem is that if cursor is ever null, cursor->next doesn't exist. That will cause a seg fault. ...
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example positive.c explanation of function

At line 10, the program calls get_positive_int with the string argument "Positive integer: " This takes us to the function in line 15 and eventually to line 20, when get_int is called with the string ...
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Define buy or selling function

I don't really see any practical reason or method to using the same function for both buy and sell. While there's overlap, the differences are enough that they should be separate functions. Combining ...
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PSET2 Vigenere: Control may reach end of non-void function error

You're right. The compiler just knows that there's a possibility of getting to the end of the code without seeing a return statement, so it's unhappy. However, your fix in the comments has a flaw. ...
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declaring a function

You could test for "not alpha" and return false straightaway. Then, if you finish the entire loop, you know that all the chars were alpha. for loop over string if not alpha(char) return ...
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PSET3- Game of fifteen, function move();

This is a common problem. The code is going off the edge of the board. Look at the following: if (board[row][column+1] == blank){ Let's assume d=3 and column=2. What is at board[row][column+1]? ...
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Give a Function access to earlier value

You should store temporarily the value of height, to a new variable, so that you don't change the original value, like so: void foo(int foo_height); int main(void) { int height = get_int(); ...
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Give a Function access to earlier value

You have global var height. When you get value from user, assign it to height. Then copy it to new local var height1 which you can change as you want.
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Why do I get a wrong html file after executing a quote function? pset finance

Look at the tab when you are entering the stock symbol. Does it say "Register"? Looks like quote.html started with the register.html code. It's still calling the register route on submit.
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Pset6 - Analyzer.py - Says Undeclared Function

Based on how you write that, I assume both load_words and __init__ to be methods. As you made load_words a method, you'd have to call it like self.load_words instead of just load_words.
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What does "using" a variable entail and why does this inconsistency come up? (pset1, greedy, general question)

The root of this problem lies in the order of operations. In C, postfix increment (++) binds more tightly than dereference (*). Thus, what the code *coins++; does is not to dereference coins and then ...
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Pset4 recover.c compiles, but can't seem to print Jpgs at all

I tried to isolate some of the codes in modular form and created a file just to check this code. It seem to be the problem. Did I declare the function within the if statement wrongly? #include <...
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Pset4 recover.c compiles, but can't seem to print Jpgs at all

Just to be crystal clear: if (data[3] != 0xe0 || data[3] != 0xe0 || data[3] != 0xe1 || data[3] != 0xe2 || data[3] != 0xe3 || data[3] != 0xe4 || data[3] != 0xe5 || data[3] != 0xe6 || data[3] != 0xe7 ||...
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(PSET 1) Creating functions for water.c. Dont understand how this function worked. (Contains pset answer)

A real answer is further down Take note to how I formatted your code according to CS50's style guide. Well formatted code is important if you expect others (or even yourself at a later date) to read ...
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PSet 3 - Game of fifteen - draw tile gives weird output

The board[][] array is a global variable. In both functions, the code is creating a shadow array called board[][]. int board[DIM_MAX][DIM_MAX]; By redeclaring the board array in each function, it ...
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Use of functions and variable declarations outside main() on pset1 greedy

The difference between where a variable is declared is scope. Strictly for this discussion, consider main to be a function, even though it is a special one. A local variable is a variable declared ...
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CS50 pset 5 cannot load

No words are loaded because the while loop never executes. The fscanf() call is attempting to store a word in dict_word, but the pointer dict_word was never initialized. It wasn't set to null and it ...
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pset6 parse: char* pointers are right in parse but return wrong value

Notice the difference between the declaration of abs_path/query in main char abs_path[LimitRequestLine + 1]; char query[LimitRequestLine + 1]; vs. the declaration in parse. bool parse(const char* ...
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Why does PrintName return void?

Good question. There is no requirement to capture a return value. Just because a function returns a value doesn't mean that the calling code needs to do anything with it. For many functions, like ...
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Difference between Pass by Value and Pass by Reference (a practical example)

For set_int() function, it's not complicated. You understand it correctly. However, things are confusing for C arrays. Actually, to me, accessing array member via bracket notation is just a syntactic ...
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