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Input an integer array without spaces in C
  • Last Updated : 13 Dec, 2018

How to input a large number (a number that cannot be stored even in long long int) without spaces? We need this large number in an integer array such that every array element stores a single digit.

Input : 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
We need to read it in an arr[] = {1, 0, 0...., 0}

In C scanf(), we can specify count of digits to read at a time. Here we need to simply read one digit at a time, so we use %1d.

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// C program to read a large number digit by digit
#include <stdio.h>
int main()
{
    // array to store digits
    int a[100000];
    int i, number_of_digits;
    scanf("%d", &number_of_digits);
    for (i = 0; i < number_of_digits; i++) {
  
        // %1d reads a single digit
        scanf("%1d", &a[i]);
    }
  
    for (i = 0; i < number_of_digits; i++) 
        printf("%d ", a[i]);
      
    return 0;
}

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Input :

27
123456789123456789123456789

Output :

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

We can also use above style to read any number of fixed digits. For example, below code reads a large number in groups of 3 digits.



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// C program to read a large number digit by digit
#include <stdio.h>
int main()
{
    // array to store digits
    int a[100000];
    int i, count;
    scanf("%d", &count);
    for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  
        // %1d reads a single digit
        scanf("%3d", &a[i]);
    }
  
    for (i = 0; i < count; i++) 
        printf("%d ", a[i]);
      
    return 0;
}

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Input :

9
123456789123456789123456789

Output :

123 456 789 123 456 789 123 456 789 

Same concept can be used when we read from a file using fscanf()

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