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c++ special mathematical symbols.

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  1. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    Is there a way to declare variables as special characters like "theta", " beta" etc?
    i need to use a temp difference in my program and it would be awesome if i could use theta symbol.

    thanks!
     
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    Nope.
     
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    imagine that integers are those symbols and write a layer for it :)
     
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    layer?
    lol. all the c++ i learnt was in high school.
    you have to explain like you are explaining to a mechanical engineering student XD
     
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    Nope, you will have to spell them out.
     
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    i just spelled them out for now :)
     
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    Everything you need are already existing include <math.h>
     
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    This is C, not MatLab! Just spell out your variable names or shorten them. I'm pretty sure that it won't take kindly to using UTF-8/Extended ASCII chars for variable names.

    Edit: I should add that using symbols doesn't make it easier to read or manipulate your code. Keep it simple and don't overthink it.
     
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    Single letter variables make a lot of sense in math given how multiplication has a short notation (when multiplication operator is omitted).
    For use in programming languages it's preferable to have descriptive variable names.
     

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