I am writing a simple statistical calculation program....I was wondering how do I package this so it is an executable from the desktop with an Icon to execute the program..It is written in java.....

Daniweb is not abundant with Java tutorials just yet. But Sun.com is click on Java under the Learn Aboutr menu (lower left of Suns home page) basically you will need to compile your program with ..i think its javac or some such command line tool. This will compile your source code into Javas' bytecode language which can then run in any Java Run time environment.

Hi everyone,

You can create a jar archive with the class to run in a manifest file. Search for creating jar archives on this site or on http://www.yahoo.com and i think you will find a lot of sources.

Richard West

after creating your jar you will need a jnlp if you want to do a web-start