calloc
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c calloc

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// The Malloc way
void *ptr = malloc(sizeof(Type) * n_elem);
// The Calloc way
void *ptr = calloc(sizeof(Type), n_elem);

how to dynamically allocate array size in c

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// declare a pointer variable to point to allocated heap space
int    *p_array;
double *d_array;

// call malloc to allocate that appropriate number of bytes for the array

p_array = (int *)malloc(sizeof(int)*50);      // allocate 50 ints
d_array = (int *)malloc(sizeof(double)*100);  // allocate 100 doubles


// use [] notation to access array buckets 
// (THIS IS THE PREFERED WAY TO DO IT)
for(i=0; i < 50; i++) {
  p_array[i] = 0;
}

// you can use pointer arithmetic (but in general don't)
double *dptr = d_array;    // the value of d_array is equivalent to &(d_array[0])
for(i=0; i < 50; i++) {
  *dptr = 0;
  dptr++;
}

calloc

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void *calloc(size_t nitems, size_t size)