It sounds like you're coding your own hashtable there, instead of using Java's Hashtable class. I bet a C programming language newsgroup would be a good place for a question like that, if you don't find people that 'roll their own' hashtable here.
Joined: Jan 12, 2010
Thanks for the response Cindy.
This is actually a Java course, so I'm stuck on figuring out where to start, etc.
It shows you in a Java applet, how a hash table works. Click the 'Execute' button, then the 'Run' button, to see it insert numbers into a hashtable one by one, while simultaneously showing the code it's executing.
It offers several different hash algorithms to watch.