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I have a java program that came with a book I purchased. The program consists of an *.exe file and many class files. None of the class files contain the equations used in the program, so I suppose those are in the exe file. My past experience with Java was that you don't create .exe files. If I am wrong and you can create exe files with Java, will someone please explain how that is done?
No, in Java you cannot create a .exe file. You can create executable jar files, but those do not apply in this case. Perhaps, the equations are very slow and had to written in C/C++ and are called natively by the Java program?
Kevin, if you are using JBuilder, then JBuilder has a exe creation wizard so that you can create the native executables(windows exe, solaris, linux and mac) from a given jar file on-the-fly... It is very easy to use JBuilder to do that...