import java.util.*

public class ArrayMinMax {
    public static void main(String[] args) 
        Integer[] numbers={8,2,6,7,1,4,9,5,3};

        int min=(int)Collections.min(Arrays.asList(numbers));
        int max=(int)Collections.max(Arrays.asList(numbers));

        System.out.println("Min number: "+min);
        System.out.println("Max number: "+max);

Hi guys, me again.
Okay so I use this code in a single array if i want to know what the minimum and maximum numbers are. Now i'm trying to figure out how to implement the same program in a 2d array, with a 3x5 matrix and the user has to input the columns.

import javax.swing.*;
import java.util.*;
public class CMPROG2threeXfive{
    public static void main(String[] args){
        int[][] matrix=new int[3][5];
        for(int row=0;row<matrix.length;row++){
            for(int col=0;col<matrix[row].length;col++)
                        ("Enter 15 integers for the 3x5 matrix:"));

and that's what i've come up with for the code of the 3x5 matrix. i'm not sure if i have to use another nested for loops for the min and max counting. any help would be very much appreciated.

The old fashin way to find min and max is to iterate through the collection and update a min and max variables.
like so:

min = matrix[3][2];//just init this with something from the matrix
for(int i=0; i<numRows; i++)
for(int j=0; j<numCols; j++)

like this:

I think you can also build an arry that hold the maximum value from every row and then call the max() method on it.
but I cannot compile this on my machine.

int number_of_rows_in_matrix = ...
int[] maxCandidates = new int[number_of_rows_in_matrix];
for(int i=0;i< number_of_rows_in_matrix; i++){
maxCandidates = (int)Collections.max(Arrays.asList(matrix);
max = (int)Collections.max(Arrays.asList(maxCandidates);

Oh, heck. I send a reply before I done writing it properly.

So, the old fasion code is this:

min = matrix[3][2];//just init this with something from the matrix
for(int i=0; i<numRows; i++){
    for(int j=0; j<numCols; j++){
      if(matrix[i][j] < min)
         min = matrix[i][j];

thats all. straightforward and simple!

the second algorithem should also work, but I cannot complie the Arrays.asList code...

int[] maxCandidates = new int[3];
        for(int k=0; k<3; k++)
            maxCandidates[k] = Collections.max(Arrays.asList(matrix[k]));
        int max = Collections.max(Arrays.asList(maxCandidates));

Bye now

import javax.swing.*;
public class Exer3 {
    public static void main(String[] args){
        JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null,"Welcome to the MinMax© Program");

        int col=0,row=0;
        int[][] arr=new int[3][5];
        int min=arr[row][col];
        int max=arr[row][col];

                        ("Enter Row: "+row+".\nColumn: "+col+".\n(Integer)."));

            System.out.println("The maximum number of Row "+row+" is "+max+".");
            System.out.println("The minimum number of Row "+row+" is "+min+".\n");

        }JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null,"Thank you for using this program.");

okay so, this is the code that i've been working on, btw thank you so much apple pi. but the thing is i cant figure out why my minimum always shows up to be 0 even if the user doesn't input any 0's at all. i would really appreciate any help. thank you to all ^_^

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