Re: help with vector<vector<double>>

 James Kanze <>
Sat, 11 Aug 2007 05:59:31 -0700
On Aug 9, 7:52 pm, "T. Crane" <> wrote:

I'm struggling with how to initialize a vector<vector<double>>
object. I'm pulling data out of a file and storing it in the
vector<vector<double>> object. Because any given file will have a
large amount of data, that I read off using an ifstream object, I
don't want to use the push_back method because this grows the
vector<vector<double>> dynamically, and that will kill my execution
time. So, I want to reserve space first, using, of course the reserve
method. However, I'm not sure what the best way of doing this is.
Here's what I am thinking of doing (I don't even know if this will
work) but if there's a better way to do it, I'm all ears:

#include <vector>

int nColumns = 10;
int nRows = 15;

vector<vector<double>> myData;


for (int i;i<nRows;i++){

Is there some reason you don't write just:

    std::vector< std::vector< double > >
                        myData( nRows,
                                std::vector< double >( nColumns ) ) ;

This will actually initialize all of the data with 0.0, which
you might not need, but it avoids the need of push_back

James Kanze (GABI Software)
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