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How to convert 3D arrays to 1D arrays ?
for example i want to Edit arr[i][j][k]; but i don't want addressing array with this way.
in fact i want to give one number (instead 3 number ) to program for access the element of array.
(How to Save 3d array to 1d array???!!!)
please help me.
Updated 26-Oct-12 9:16am
OriginalGriff 26-Oct-12 13:58pm    
This is not a good question - we cannot work out from that little what you are trying to do.
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meysamp73 26-Oct-12 14:15pm    
Please help me
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 26-Oct-12 15:06pm    
I think I understand what's the problem -- please see my answer.
meysamp73 26-Oct-12 14:21pm    
help me
Sandeep Mewara 26-Oct-12 14:42pm    
Your question is still not clear even though you have updated it.

Rephrase it.

Multidimensional arrays are just an abstraction for programmers. They have the same structure as single-dimensional arrays with the same total number of elements. All you need is understanding of the order of the indices in the multidimensional syntax: the elements are consider arranged sequentially in the following way: the change in rightmost index by one points to the nearest element in memory.

Please see:[^],[^], section "Multidimensional arrays".

So, all you need it to understand how array elements addressed by multiple indices are arranged in memory, and that all indices are zero-based. It's all about understanding of indexing and syntax, nothing else.

For example, having
int arr[4][6][12];

these addressings are equivalent:
bool sameThing = arr[1][1][0] == arr[24]; // true; 6 * 4
sameThing = arr[1][1][1] == arr[25]; // true
// and so on...

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pasztorpisti 28-Oct-12 22:09pm    
+5 to counter vote. The OP wanted a ready made solution, he isn't really interested in whats going on behind the curtains... I think you made a mistake here: arr[3][5][0] with linear indexing is 3*6*12 + 5*12 + 0 but this isn't a reason for a 1.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 28-Oct-12 23:08pm    
Thank you.
No, the reason for 1 is likely a very different: I fount some 10 1's in a row -- it looks more like personal hatred. Funny. The error..? well, I'll check up, thank you.
pasztorpisti 29-Oct-12 6:05am    
I know what you are talking about and really don't know what these people want to achieve with this. They are just wasting their time.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 29-Oct-12 10:59am    
(Sigh...) You are right, but there is nothing wrong in addressing the same object with arrays of different rank; and the skill of doing such things is important. If some programming "trick" is possible but using makes no sense, I usually don't provide such solution but try to explain why it's useless. This question is not exactly the case. Good point about wasted time though -- and it's up to you how to spend it, but I would not recommend address anything which makes no sense.
pasztorpisti 29-Oct-12 11:16am    
Sorry, I think my previous post was confusing, I meant the downvoters waste their time. Knowing how array indexing works is useful. This is again just about getting to know an anti-pattern that is always useful. :-) It might come handy if you implement a custom datastructure.
Please take a look at the last function below :) :
#define IS_IDX_VALID(i, count) (0 <= i && i < count)

class CTest
  enum { slotCount = 10, rowCount = 10, colCount = 20, invalidValue = INT_MIN };

  int m_arValues[slotCount][rowCount][colCount];

  void InitValues() {..}

  CTest() { InitValues(); }

  int GetValue(int s, int r, int c) const
    int iResult(invalidValue);

    bool bValidParams(IS_IDX_VALID(s, slotCount) &&
                      IS_IDX_VALID(r, rowCount) &&
                      IS_IDX_VALID(c, colCount) &&);

    if (bValidParams) {
      iResult = m_arValues[s][r][c];

    return iResult;

  int GetValue(int iAbsAddr) const
    int iResult(invalidValue);

    static int siSlotMaxCount(rowCount * colCount)
    static int siAbsMax(slotCount * siSlotMaxCount);
    ASSERT(IS_IDX_VALID(iAbsAddr, siAbsCount));

    if (IS_IDX_VALID(iAbsAddr, siAbsCount)) {
      int s = iAbsAddr / siSlotMaxCount,
          t = iAbsAddr % siSlotMaxCount,
          r = t / colCount,
          c = t % colCount;

      iResult = m_arValues[s][r][c];

    return iResult;
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meysamp73 26-Oct-12 15:42pm    
this is good alghorithm to solve my problem but i want to use this formula ( and manual convert
in fact first i write thats program in C then write in assemly language..
however thanks so much..
suppose your 3d arr[i][j][k] array has integers then declare another 1d array of size i*j*k and use nested loops to read each element in the 3d array and assign them to the 1d array.

for more about nested loops :[^]

hope this helps
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