# University of Washington, CSE 142

## Lab 1: Static Methods; Expressions and Variables

Except where otherwise noted, the contents of this document are Copyright 2011 Stuart Reges and Marty Stepp.

lab document created by Marty Stepp, Stuart Reges, and Whitaker Brand

# Basic lab instructions

• We encourage you to talk to your classmates for help. You can even work on the lab with a partner if you like.
• You may want to bring your textbook to future labs to look up syntax and examples.
• Stuck? Confused? Have a question? Ask a TA for help, or look at the book or past lecture slides.
• You probably won't finish all of the exercises. Just do as much as you can within the allotted time. You don't need to keep working on these exercises after you leave the lab.
• Before you leave today, make sure to check in with one of the TAs in the lab to get credit for your work.

# Today's lab

Goals for today:

• learn about the jGRASP editor software
• gain familiarity with syntax errors and debugging
• learn about various useful CSE 142 online tools and resources
• practice using static methods to capture structure and redundancy (Ch. 1)
• use expressions and variables for numeric computations (Ch. 2)

# Exercise : Practice verifying output

Your homework must match expected output exactly. You can use our Output Comparison Tool web page to check your output.

In this exercise, we will check whether a program produces correct output. Download the program and open it in your jGRASP editor.

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# Exercise : Practice verifying output, cont'd

• Go to the CSE 142 Labs page. Under Lab 1, click Output Comparison Tool.
• In the Output Comparison page, select WrongOutput.java from the list.
• Run jGRASP and use it to edit `WrongOutput.java`. Copy/paste the program's output from jGRASP's console into the "Actual Output" box of the Output Comparison web page.
• Click Compare on the page. (Also click Add Line Numbers on the web page.)
 Which output line number does not match? `4` What should be the output for that line? `"Four score and seven years ago,` Which expected blank line number is missing? `8`

# Exercise : Practice indentation

Programs should be indented properly to make them easier to read:

• `{` brace → increase indent of following lines by one tab
• `}` brace → decrease indent of that line and following lines by one tab

Example:

```public class Hello {
public static void main(String[] args) {
System.out.println("Hello, world!");
System.out.println("How are you?");
}
}
```

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# Exercise : Practice indentation, cont'd

Our Indenter Tool web page can fix a program's indentation.

In this exercise, we will use the Indenter Tool to fix the following program that has poor indentation. Download it and open it in jGRASP:

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# Exercise : Practice indentation, cont'd

• Go to the CSE 142 Labs page. Under Lab 1, click Indenter Tool.
• Copy/paste the Icky.java code into the Indenter's text box.
• Click Fix Indentation. (Indent by 3 spaces.)
Paste the properly indented code in the box below.
 ```public class Icky { public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println("Well-indented programs"); System.out.println("look much better."); System.out.println("Please fix me"); System.out.println("so I look nicer"); } }```

# Static methods

Recall the syntax for writing a static method. Methods are useful for representing a program's structure and capturing common code to avoid redundancy:

```public static void name() {
statements;
}
```

Example:

```public static void song() {
System.out.println("This is the song that never ends,");
System.out.println("Yes, it goes on and on, my friends.");
}
```

# Exercise : `FightSong`

```Go, team, go!
You can do it.

Go, team, go!
You can do it.
You're the best,
In the West.
Go, team, go!
You can do it.

Go, team, go!
You can do it.
You're the best,
in the West.
Go, team, go!
You can do it.

Go, team, go!
You can do it.
```

The following program produces the output at left, but it has poor structure and redundancy. Download it and open it in jGRASP, then add at least two static methods.

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# Exercise : `FightSong`, cont'd

```Go, team, go!
You can do it.
```
```Go, team, go!
You can do it.
You're the best,
In the West.
Go, team, go!
You can do it.
```
```Go, team, go!
You can do it.
You're the best,
In the West.
Go, team, go!
You can do it.
```
```Go, team, go!
You can do it.
```

Did you choose your methods well? Avoid the following pitfalls:

• Does the same `println` statement occur more than once in your code?
• Are there any `println` statements in the `main` method?
• Is your `main` method a good summary of the overall program? (If `main` is only 1-2 lines long, it is not a good summary.)
• Do you have any patterns of method calls that are repeated in the code?

# Expressions

Recall that Java has expressions to represent math and other computations. Expressions may use operators, which are evaluated according to rules of precedence. Every expression produces a value of a given type.

Type Description Example Result
`int` integers (up to 231 - 1) `3 + 4 * 5` `23`
`double` real numbers (up to 10308) `3.0 / 2.0 + 4.1` `5.6`
`String` text characters `"hi" + (1 + 1) + "u"` `"hi2u"`

# Exercise : Expressions (2.1)

Write the results of each of the following expressions. If you're stuck, ask a TA or neighbor.

 `12 / 5 + 8 / 4` `4` `3 * 4 + 15 / 2` `19` `-(1 + 2 * 3 + (1 + 2) * 3)` `-16` `42 % 5 + 16 % 3` `3` `2.5 * 2 + 17 / 4` `9.0` `4.5 / 3 / 2 + 1` `1.75`

# Exercise : More expressions (2.1)

Write the results of each of the following expressions.

 `5 * 6 / 4 % 3 - 23 / (14 % 6)` `-10` `30 % 9 + 5 % 8 - 11 % 4 % 2` `7` `1 + 9 / 2 * 2.0` `9.0` `46 / 3 / 2.0 / 3 * 4/5` `2.0` `50 / 9 / 2.0 + 200 / 10 / (5.0 / 2)` `10.5`

# jGRASP Interactions Pane

• jGRASP has a useful feature called the Interactions Pane that allows you to type in Java expressions or statements one at a time and instantly see their results.
• To use it, run jGRASP and then click the "Interactions" tab near the bottom.

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# Exercise : Using jGRASP Interactions Pane

In this exercise, you'll use the Interactions Pane to quickly discover the result of some expressions that would be difficult to evaluate by hand. Copy/paste each expression below into the Interactions Pane to evaluate it, then input the answer into this slide.

 `123 * 456 - 789` `55299` `3.14 + 1.59 * 2.65` `7.3535` `2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2` `1024` `2 + 2 + "xyz" + 3 + 3` `"4xyz33"`

(For the last expression, the Interactions Pane doesn't put `""` quotes around Strings when displaying results, so you must add those yourself if needed. For example, if the Interactions Pane gives you a result of `abc123`, it should be written here as `"abc123"`.)

# Variables

Recall that you can use a variable to store the results of an expression in memory and use them later in the program.

```type name;                       // declare
name = value or expression;        // assign a value
...
type name = value or expression;   // declare-and-initialize together
```

Examples:

```double iphonePrice;
iPhonePrice = 499.95;

int siblings = 3;
System.out.println("I have " + siblings + " brothers/sisters.");
```

# Exercise : Variable declaration syntax

Which of the following choices is the correct syntax for declaring a real number variable named `grade` and initializing its value to `4.0`?

# Exercise : Variable assignment syntax

Suppose you have a variable named `grade`, set to `1.6`:

```double grade = 1.6;   // uh-oh
```

Suppose later in the program's code, we want to change the value of `grade` to `4.0`. Which is the correct syntax to do this?

# Exercise : `a`, `b`, and `c`

What are the values of `a`, `b`, and `c` after the following statements? Write your answers in the boxes on the right.

```int a = 5;
int b = 10;
int c = b;

a = a + 1;            // a? 6
b = b - 1;            // b? 9
c = c + a;            // c? 16
```

# Exercise : `ComputePay`

The following program redundantly repeats the same expressions many times. Download it and open it in jGRASP, then modify the program to remove the redundancy using variables. Use an appropriate type for each variable.

The program's output should be the same after your modifications. No expression should be computed more than once in the code.

# Exercise : Syntax errors

• The following program contains 9 mistakes! What are they? Copy and paste the following code into jGRASP and correct the various mistakes. The answer is on the next 2 slides if you need some help.  ``` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ``` ```public class Oops { public static void main(String[] args) { int x; System.out.println("x is" x); int x = 15.2; // set x to 15.2 System.out.println("x is now + x"); int y; // set y to 1 more than x y = int x + 1; System.out.println("x and y are " + x + and + y); } } ```

1. line 4: missing `+` between `"x is"` and `x`
2. line 4: cannot print the value of `x` before assigning it a value
3. line 6: cannot assign `15.2` into a variable of type `int`
4. line 6: should not redeclare the variable's type
5. line 7: `"` mark should be between `now` and `+`
6. line 10: should not write the word `int` here
7. line 10: variable `y` should be same type as `x`
8. line 10: does not properly set `y` to be 1 more than `x` (should not write the word `int` here)
9. line 11: `and` should be in quotes with surrounding spaces

# Exercise - corrected version

• Here is a corrected version of the program:
```public class Oops {
public static void main(String[] args) {
double x = 0.0;
System.out.println("x is" + x);

x = 15.2;       // set x to 15.2
System.out.println("x is now " + x);

double y;       // set y to 1 more than x
y = x + 1;
System.out.println("x and y are " + x + " and " + y);
}
}
```

# Exercise : `i`, `j`, and `k`

What are the values of `i`, `j`, and `k` after the following statements?

```int i = 2;
int j = 3;
int k = 4;
int x = i + j + k;

i = x - i - j;            // i? 4
j = x - j - k;            // j? 2
k = x - i - k;            // k? 1
```

# Exercise : Equation

Suppose you have a real number variable `x`. Write a Java expression that computes a variable named `y` storing the following value:

y = 12.3x4 - 9.1x3 + 19.3x2 - 4.6x + 34.2

(We haven't learned a way to do exponents yet, but you can simulate them using several multiplications.)

Use the example program on the next slide to test your code.

# Exercise - Example code

Copy/paste this program into jGRASP to test your solution.

```// expected output:
// y is 7043.7

public class EquationY {
public static void main(String[] args) {
double x = 5;

double y = put your expression for y here ;

System.out.println("y is " + y);
}
}
```

```double y = 12.3*x*x*x*x - 9.1*x*x*x + 19.3*x*x - 4.6*x + 34.2;
```

If you want an added challenge, try to come up with a way to compute the above value while using the `*` operator no more than 4 times.

```double y = (((12.3 * x - 9.1) * x + 19.3) * x - 4.6) * x + 34.2;
```

# Exercise : `Lanterns`

• Write a complete program named `Lanterns` that produces the following output. Use static methods to capture structure and remove redundancy. (Check your output on the Comparison Tool.)
```    *****
*********
*************

*****
*********
*************
* | | | | | *
*************
*****
*********
*************

*****
*********
*************
*****
* | | | | | *
* | | | | | *
*****
*****
```

# Exercise : Spell your name

• Write a complete program that outputs your name in giant letters like the following:
```M     M    IIIII     SSSSS     PPPPPP
MM   MM      I      S     S    P     P
M M M M      I      S          P     P
M  M  M      I       SSSSS     PPPPPP
M     M      I            S    P
M     M      I      S     S    P
M     M    IIIII     SSSSS     P
```

The giant letters should flow vertically. Use methods to avoid redundancy when the same giant letter appears multiple times in your name. (Use only the material from Chapter 1.)

# Exercise : Birthday variables

• Create a complete Java program in a class named `Bday` that declares four variables and assigns appropriate values to them.
```My birthday is 9/19, and Suzy's is 6/14.