Hi. I've seen this same question in another thread, but I'm actually trying to figure out how to make this work and I keep getting hung up. Here is what I'm trying to do:

You are developing a database of measured meteorological data for use in weather and climate research. Define a structure type measured_data_t (which I have done) with components site_id_num (a four digit integer), wind_speed, day_of_month, and temperature. Each site measures its data daily, at noon local time. Write a program that inputs a file of measured_data_t records and determines the site with the greatest variation in temperature (defined here as teh biggest difference between extrema) and the site with the highest average wind speed for all the days in the file. You may assume that there will be at most ten sites. Test the program on the following July daily data collected over one week at three sites:

ID Day Wind Speed (knots) Temperature (deg C)
2001 10 11 30
2001 11 5 22
2001 12 18 25
2001 13 16 26
2001 14 14 26
2001 15 2 25
2001 16 14 22
3345 10 8 29
3345 11 5 23
3345 12 12 23
3345 13 14 24
3345 14 10 24
3345 15 9 22
3345 16 9 20
3819 10 17 27
3819 11 20 21
3819 12 22 21
3819 13 18 22
3819 14 15 22
3819 15 9 19
3819 16 12 18

I understand the structured type concept and opening files. What I can't figure out though is how I'm supposed to combine them and read the text file in such a way that I can actually work with the data and tie it into the structured type. Should I read into an array and use atoi or even strncpy? The book is pretty vague and doesn't really go into how to do this with a text file. Any guidance would be great! Thanks.

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