Fibonacci in C

Published on 04 October 2018 (Updated: 18 April 2019)

Welcome to the Fibonacci in C page! Here, you'll find the source code for this program as well as a description of how the program works.

Current Solution

``````#include <stdio.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <inttypes.h>
#include <string.h>

/*
* This limit is chosen because fib(93) is the first number that is
* still small enough to fit into a 64 bit integer.
*/
#define LIMIT 93

void fibonacci(int n)
{
unsigned long long first = 0;
unsigned long long second = 1;
unsigned long long result = 0;

for (int i = 1; i <= n; i++) {
result = first + second;
first = second;
second = result;
printf("%d: %llu\n", i, first);
}
}

int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
uintmax_t n;

if (argc < 2 || strcmp(argv[1], "") == 0) {
fprintf(stderr, "Usage: please input the count of fibonacci numbers to output\n");
return 1;
}

errno = 0;
n = strtoumax(argv[1], NULL, 10);
if (n == 0 && strcmp(argv[1], "0") != 0 || (n == UINTMAX_MAX && errno == ERANGE)) {
fprintf(stderr, "Usage: please input the count of fibonacci numbers to output\n");
return 1;
}

if (n > LIMIT) {
fprintf(stderr, "n cannot be larger than %d\n", LIMIT);
return 1;
}

fibonacci(n);
return 0;
}

``````

Fibonacci in C was written by:

• Christoph Böhmwalder
• Jeremy Grifski
• Parker Johansen

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