The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes Need Help Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons this week in the Android forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Bookmark "Need Help" Watch "Need Help" New topic

Need Help

luk Hann
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 29, 2001
Posts: 48
To calculate standard deviation, I wrote the following program:
import java.lang.Math.*;
public class StandTest {
public static void main(String args[]) {
Stat record = new Stat();
try {
System.out.println("Standard Deviation is" + Math.sqrt());
} catch (Exception e) {
System.out.println("Exception" + e.getMessage());

import java.lang.Math.*;
public class Stand {
private int N;
private double S;
private double S1;
private double SoS;
public void addValue(double d) {S +=d; S1 = (d*d); SoS+=S1; N++;}
public static double Math.sqrt() throws Exception {
if (N < 0) {
throw new Exception("negative value is not allowed");
return ((N*SoS)-(S*S))/(N*(N-1));}
When I complied it, two error messages:
Stand.java:9: ';' expected
public static double Math.sqrt() throws Exception {
StandTest.java:12: sqrt(double) in java.lang.Math cannot be applied to () System.out.println("Standard Deviation is" + Math.sqrt());
Why? Thanks.

Val Dra
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 26, 2001
Posts: 439
If i am wrong someone will correct me on this , But if class is final it's methods are final implicitly. Math class is final therefore you can't overwrite it's sqrt Method plus if i am wrong on this too sqrt takes a parameter which value to take square of. Let me feel the heat

Val SCJP <BR>going for SCJD
Val Dra
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 26, 2001
Posts: 439
also static methods may not be overriden , i checked and sqrt method takes a value as a parameter of double.
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
subject: Need Help
Similar Threads
file upload sos
Counting in Array List/ Standard deviation
urgent help--SOS-------dynamic class loading in RMI
SOS!NameNotFoundException of my HelloWorldejb
help help help SOS