I'm trying to write a programme that essentially has a histogram-type effect.
Say I have a list of n numbers, and I want to sort them into bins based on their size - say m bins. The only way I can see how to do it (I'm using C) is to do something like
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read number from file -> x
if(x > bin_1 and x < bin_2)
if(x > bin_2 and x < bin_3)
if(x > bin_3 and x < bin_4)
And do each number from the file in turn (and my values of a,b,c etc are the numbers in each respective bin).
This seems like a horribly inefficient way to do this, and becomes impossible when the number of bins gets large.
Is there an easier way to do this?
P.s. in C would be best. I really like C.