PseudoCode Help for A Newbie

PseudoCode Help for A Newbie

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PseudoCode Help for A Newbie

Post icon  Posted 23 April 2005 - 04:51 PM

Hi to all

I have just joined this lovely community today. I was wondering if someone would be willing to help out a newbie gal with a pseudocode problem....

Basically I am trying to write some pseudo code for the following problem

- A company has some data for each month for five years which = 60 integers
(12 integers for each year)
- A program must prompt the user to input the data and warn if the data is not an integer
- The program must calculate the average for each year and display it for each year (e.g. year 1, year 2, year 3, year 4, year5)

I have come with the following but am not sure if it's correct - I can see 2 flaws

1. There are 5 wasteful loops which capture virtually the same information
2. Also I feel that perhaps I should use an array to store the 60 integers

Integer i, yr1, yr2, yr3, yr4, yr5

// Loop to get values of Year 1

Display “Enter values for Year 1 as integers”
IF value = integer THEN
Display “Confirm data entry finished”

Display “Values entered not integers, re-enter as integers”


i = i+1

UNTIL (i<12)

// The value Yr 1 is equal to the sum of the values of all the months for Year 1
Yr1 = sum of i1+i2+ i3 +i4+i5+i6+i7+i8+i9+i10+i11+i12

// Call procedure to calculate average for Year 1, procedure is at end of program

Call Average (yr1)

Display “Average growth for Year 1 is” + Average



// The program continues with another 4 loops same as the one above to capture the data for each year.
// I didn't include the four other loops in my example because I thought that this is a lot of repitition

Procedure to calculate Average for each year

AVERAGE (integer yr)
AVERAGE = yr/12

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance....



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Re: PseudoCode Help for A Newbie

Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:29 PM

One way to optimize the procedure would be to run the whole program as a loop...assuming the program is going to prompt the user for the values for each year separately, you could do something like the following:
Do until counter1 = 6
   Do until counter2 = 12
      Get information from user
   Display information for current year

The idea would be to basically wrap your code inside another loop that runs 6 times.

Your idea of an array is a good one, although you'd really only need one array of 12 items, as you could reuse it through the loop. An even more optimized idea would be to use a single integer variable, adding the value of each entry to it through the inner loop, then dividing by 12 and displaying, then clearing the variable before the next loop.
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