Documentation of the autodata.txt file
The file is a space delimited file where the fields can be read most easily with the “Read” function. A set of macros have been established to make the opening of the file and the reading of the file simplified, thus hiding the intricacies of C++’s file I/O processes early on, and focusing the student’s attention of the data fields themselves.
char model  ;
int cyl ;
int doors ;
int colors ;
float msrp ;
int month ;
int year ;
float cust_amt ;
int finance ;
int sales_num ;
1st field - A set if chars not exceeding 11 characters in length holding the model name of the automobile.
2nd field - An integer indicating the number of cylinders in the engine.
3rd field - An integer indicating the number of doors on the vehicle. The set of values are 2 and 4 which
are self explanatory, and 8 (extended cab truck) and 9 (a convertible).
4th field - An integer indicating color of the vehicle. The set of values are 1 thru 7.
1 equates to red 5 equates to yellow
2 equates to blue 6 equates to orange
3 equates to green 7 equates to black
4 equates to white
5th field - A float indicating the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the vehicle – includes all
6th field - An integer in the range of 1 to 12 indicating the month in which the car was sold. 1 equates to
January and 12 equates to December.
7th field - An integer in the range of 94 to 03 indicating the year in which the car was sold.
8th field - A float indicating what the customer paid for the vehicle.
9th field - An integer indicating whether the car was financed or not.
0 = Not financed 2 = Financed by Citi Bank
1 = Financed by Nations Bank 3 = Financed by Farmer’s Bank
10th field - An integer indicating which salesman sold the car.
101 = Mildred Pascal 105 = Henrietta Hopper
= Sam Gates 106
103 = Allen Atanasoff 107 = Tabatha Wozniak
104 = Quencey Kemeny 108 = Carver Babbage