Original Problem
I have an existing 2D array that is already filled with data for a matrix. I also have a structure that has a pointer looking like this double ** pointer.

That being said. Here's a miniature version of the problem

#include <stdio.h>

int main (){
	int stuff [2][2];
	stuff[0][0] = 1;
	stuff[0][1] = 2;
	stuff[1][0] = 3;
	stuff[1][1] = 4;
	int **pointer;
	int i;
	int j;
	pointer = stuff[0][0]; //Here lies the problem: Its an incompatible pointer type
	for (i = 0; i < 2; i++){
		for (j = 0; j < 2; j++){
			printf("%i\n", (*(*(pointer+i)+j)));
	return 0;

So my problem with this is that I don't understand pointers well enough to see what is wrong with this. From what I understand, the pointer is pointing at the first memory address of array, but I get the incompatible pointer type problem, which is confusing me. Can someone explain why this is wrong and how it should be properly coded. Thanks.

Well this is one of the duh moments. Thanks a lot, I also read up another way of doing it but your way simplifies things a lots.

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