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load factor

 
sandeep Talari
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what is the load factor? which comes in linked hashmap's constructor .. one thing i knew was its default value is 0.75 what does it mean how i can make use of the load factor efficiently can anybody explain please.
 
Ilja Preuss
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There is a good description of what it does in the general class description of the JavaDoc to HashMap. Did you read it?
 
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