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12:04pm Tue 15th Aug, Christopher M.

> I've noticed that both %d and %i have been used in labs and workshop solutions to print information stored in variables with 'int' datatype. I don't understand when to use which one. Is there a difference between them or can they be used interchangeably ?
When formatting output with printf() and friends, there really is no difference. However when scanning/parsing input with scanf() and friends, using "%i" supports reading in integers in different numeric bases, such as base-10 (decimal), base-8 (octal) and base-16 (hexadecimal). I prefer (try) to keep my use of "%i" consistent when using either printf() or scanf(), so try to always use "%i". And, while (I believe) "%d" is derived from the word 'decimal', my brain associates 'decimal' with 'decimal-point' and floating-point values, and not with a base-10 integer. So, again, I prefer "%i" with which I simply associate 'integer'.

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