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Pointers in C Programming

A Modern Approach to Memory Management, Recursive Data Structures, Strings, and Arrays

Authors: Mailund, Thomas

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  • Focuses exclusively on pointers in C programming 
  • Reduce your software or firmware application's memory footprint and optimize its performance
  • Written by an an expert computational scientist and teacher with expertise in C and R
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About this book

Gain a better understanding of pointers, from the basics of how pointers function at the machine level, to using them for a variety of common and advanced scenarios. This short contemporary guide book on pointers in C programming provides a resource for professionals and advanced students needing in-depth hands-on coverage of pointer basics and advanced features. It includes the latest versions of the C language, C20, C17, and C14.  

You’ll see how pointers are used to provide vital C features, such as strings, arrays, higher-order functions and polymorphic data structures. Along the way, you’ll cover how pointers can optimize a program to run faster or use less memory than it would otherwise.

There are plenty of code examples in the book to emulate and adapt to meet your specific needs.

What You Will Learn

  • Work effectively with pointers in your C programming
  • Learn how to effectively manage dynamic memory
  • Program with strings and arrays
  • Create recursive data structures
  • Implement function pointers

Who This Book Is For 

Intermediate to advanced level professional programmers, software developers, and advanced students or researchers. Prior experience with C programming is expected. 

About the authors

Thomas Mailund is an associate professor in bioinformatics at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has a background in math and computer science, including experience programming and teaching in the C and R programming languages. For the last decade, his main focus has been on genetics and evolutionary studies, particularly comparative genomics, speciation, and gene flow between emerging species.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 39,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6927-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 53,49 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6926-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pointers in C Programming
Book Subtitle
A Modern Approach to Memory Management, Recursive Data Structures, Strings, and Arrays
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Thomas Mailund
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6927-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6927-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6926-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 537
Number of Illustrations
60 b/w illustrations
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