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Error running C++ file on ROS, what am I doing wrong? --- std_msgs::Float64: command not found

asked 2020-03-11 17:38:41 -0500

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here's all the errors I got:

/home/ws/src/motor_controller/src/convertor.cpp: line 6: std_msgs::Float64: command not found
/home/ws/src/motor_controller/src/convertor.cpp: line 7: std_msgs::Float64: command not found
/home/ws/src/motor_controller/src/convertor.cpp: line 8: std_msgs::Float64: command not found
/home/ws/src/motor_controller/src/convertor.cpp: line 9: std_msgs::Float64: command not found
/home/ws/src/motor_controller/src/convertor.cpp: line 10: std_msgs::Float64: command not found
/home/ws/src/motor_controller/src/convertor.cpp: line 11: std_msgs::Float64: command not found
/home/ws/src/motor_controller/src/convertor.cpp: line 13: syntax error near unexpected token `('
/home/materov/MATEROV_2019_ws/src/motor_controller/src/convertor.cpp: line 13: `void callbackRollSetpoint(const std_msgs::Float64::ConstPtr& msg64){'

I'm not sure why my code is not running due to the errors because it seems to compile just fine (by entering catkin_make in my workspace), and it seems that it doesn't recognize Float64 as a type in the code, although I included the std_msgs Float64 type??? Feedback greatly appreciated!!!

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Please post content of your convertor.cpp file, so we have more information

Thazz gravatar image Thazz  ( 2020-03-13 04:30:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-03-12 02:14:06 -0500

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updated 2020-03-12 02:15:19 -0500

C++ is a language which must be compiled before you can run any executables.

You cannot execute a .cpp directly.

You'll first have to build your workspace (see wiki/catkin/Tutorials/create_a_workspace for a bare-bones tutorial about this).

I would suggest you first try and find some good C++ tutorials, get sufficient experience with it and then come back to ROS. Learning all of this at the same time is not easy -- or at least, that is what my students tell me.

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