# Can Vectors not have 0 index?

Rebecca Witmer

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Posts: 46

posted 12 years ago

I have code like that below in my program but when it gets down to line 126 (I marked it.) it crashes like this:

java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: Array index out of range: 0

Can vectors not have 0 indices? If I change j to start from 1 it works but of course that's not what I want to do. It doesn't complain about i being 0 when I change j. What the heck?

Rebecca

import java.util.Vector;

import Jama.Matrix;

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void FindCoefficients(Vector sdMatrices) {

Vector outerVector = new Vector();

for (int i = 0; i < sdMatrices.size(); i++) {

Matrix x = (Matrix) sdMatrices.elementAt(i);

for (int j = 0; j < sdMatrices.size(); j++) {

Matrix y = (Matrix) sdMatrices.elementAt(j);

Matrix xy = new Matrix(1, x.getColumnDimension());

for (int k = 0; k < x.getColumnDimension(); k++) {

double xElement = x.get(0, i);

double yElement = y.get(0, i);

double xyElement = xElement * yElement;

xy.set(0, k, xyElement);

}

Vector innerVector = new Vector();

System.out.print("J is " + j);

innerVector.set(j, xy); //Here's line 126

System.out.print("I is " + i);

outerVector.set(i, innerVector);

}

}

}

java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: Array index out of range: 0

Can vectors not have 0 indices? If I change j to start from 1 it works but of course that's not what I want to do. It doesn't complain about i being 0 when I change j. What the heck?

Rebecca

import java.util.Vector;

import Jama.Matrix;

.

.

.

void FindCoefficients(Vector sdMatrices) {

Vector outerVector = new Vector();

for (int i = 0; i < sdMatrices.size(); i++) {

Matrix x = (Matrix) sdMatrices.elementAt(i);

for (int j = 0; j < sdMatrices.size(); j++) {

Matrix y = (Matrix) sdMatrices.elementAt(j);

Matrix xy = new Matrix(1, x.getColumnDimension());

for (int k = 0; k < x.getColumnDimension(); k++) {

double xElement = x.get(0, i);

double yElement = y.get(0, i);

double xyElement = xElement * yElement;

xy.set(0, k, xyElement);

}

Vector innerVector = new Vector();

System.out.print("J is " + j);

innerVector.set(j, xy); //Here's line 126

System.out.print("I is " + i);

outerVector.set(i, innerVector);

}

}

}

SCJP 1.4

posted 12 years ago

Not being familiar with the behavior of every class mentioned here, I can't tell you precisely what's happening, but basically, I can tell you that the "set" method lets you set an element that already has a value. You can't set element 0 of a zero-element Vector, because there

works fine, because I'm using set() to change an element, not to add a new one. To add an element to an empty Vector, you have to use "add", not "set". Alternatively, you can use setSize() to fill the Vector with a certain number of null elements, then use set() to give them values.

*is*no element 0 yet.works fine, because I'm using set() to change an element, not to add a new one. To add an element to an empty Vector, you have to use "add", not "set". Alternatively, you can use setSize() to fill the Vector with a certain number of null elements, then use set() to give them values.