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Thread: Assignment Help - Need to Figure Out How to Integrate the Classes

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    Default Assignment Help - Need to Figure Out How to Integrate the Classes

    I'm given 2 classes. It's basically a game scoreboard and it runs through all the values to determine who the winner is. No user input is needed.
    Sample output at the end looks like this:

    Vancouver - 3 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties = 6 total points
        Calgary - 2 wins, 3 losses, 2 ties = 6 total points
        Edmonton - 1 wins, 3 losses, 2 ties = 4 total points
        Toronto - 2 wins, 3 losses, 2 ties = 6 total points
        Ottawa - 4 wins, 3 losses, 1 ties = 9 total points
        Montreal - 4 wins, 2 losses, 1 ties = 9 total points
     
        The season winner(s) with 9 points
        Ottawa
        Montreal

    The two classes are Game.class and Schedule.class

    Game.class
    public class Game
    {
     
        public Game(String s, String s1, int i, int j)
        {
            homeTeam = s;
            awayTeam = s1;
            homeScore = i;
            awayScore = j;
        }
     
        public String getHomeTeam()
        {
            return homeTeam;
        }
     
        public String getAwayTeam()
        {
            return awayTeam;
        }
     
        public int getHomeScore()
        {
            return homeScore;
        }
     
        public int getAwayScore()
        {
            return awayScore;
        }
     
        private String homeTeam;
        private String awayTeam;
        private int homeScore;
        private int awayScore;
    }

    Schedule.class
    public class Schedule
    {
     
        public Schedule()
        {
            games = new Game[20];
            games[0] = new Game(teams[0], teams[1], 5, 3);
            games[1] = new Game(teams[1], teams[2], 4, 4);
            games[2] = new Game(teams[2], teams[3], 3, 3);
            games[3] = new Game(teams[4], teams[3], 2, 4);
            games[4] = new Game(teams[4], teams[5], 6, 3);
            games[5] = new Game(teams[5], teams[1], 5, 4);
            games[6] = new Game(teams[0], teams[3], 4, 3);
            games[7] = new Game(teams[1], teams[4], 3, 4);
            games[8] = new Game(teams[2], teams[0], 2, 3);
            games[9] = new Game(teams[3], teams[1], 1, 4);
            games[10] = new Game(teams[4], teams[2], 5, 3);
            games[11] = new Game(teams[5], teams[3], 4, 4);
            games[12] = new Game(teams[1], teams[4], 3, 3);
            games[13] = new Game(teams[2], teams[5], 2, 4);
            games[14] = new Game(teams[3], teams[5], 1, 3);
            games[15] = new Game(teams[4], teams[0], 5, 4);
            games[16] = new Game(teams[5], teams[4], 4, 3);
            games[17] = new Game(teams[0], teams[3], 3, 4);
            games[18] = new Game(teams[5], teams[2], 2, 3);
            games[19] = new Game(teams[4], teams[1], 1, 4);
        }
     
        public String[] getTeams()
        {
            String as[] = {
                "Vancouver", "Calgary", "Edmonton", "Toronto", "Ottawa", "Montreal"
            };
            return as;
        }
     
        public Game getGame(int i)
        {
            return games[i];
        }
     
        public static final int GAMES = 20;
        private String teams[] = {
            "Vancouver", "Calgary", "Edmonton", "Toronto", "Ottawa", "Montreal"
        };
        private Game games[];
    }

    I admit that I really don't know where to start with this. I know I need to make a class that will invoke a main method to integrate the other 2 classes together. So it will output what I showed earlier to determine the winner, based on the score and games.
    They provide these classes and I need to work on them. I don't understand how games[] is passed through. Under the schedule.class, is it just a parameter that's done 19 times? Any help is greatly appreciated. I really don't understand how to start with this.


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    Default Re: Assignment Help - Need to Figure Out How to Integrate the Classes

    how games[] is passed through
    The code provides getGame() to get an element in games[]
    The Game class has methods to get at the values it contains.
    The Schedule class's constructor creates and initializes the games array.

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    Default Re: Assignment Help - Need to Figure Out How to Integrate the Classes

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Yeah I posted to another site. I wasn't sure how big the following of users was on devshed. But it seems this forum is more comprehensive and larger than the other.

    I appreciate you guys pointing me in the right direction. I'll check out the tutorial vids and work on the class that's gonna use the methods in game to use the array from schedule.
    I'll update if I need more tips. Thanks

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    Default Re: Assignment Help - Need to Figure Out How to Integrate the Classes

    In Schedule class, the getGame method returns the values in the games array.

    My issue is, how do I pass the getGame method through an object so it prints those values to output?

    getGame(int i) being the method, would I make an object like this?

    Game showGames = new Game();
    System.out.println(getGame());

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    how do I pass the getGame method
    You don't pass a method. You pass a reference to the class containing the method. If you create a new instance of the Game class it won't have the data from the other instance.
    You can use the Arrays class's toString method to format an array for printing.

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    Default Re: Assignment Help - Need to Figure Out How to Integrate the Classes

    The Method getGame(int i) is a method that gets the value of the array games[]. By calling getgame() in the main method, we can get the values inside the array.We can get the attributes inside the games[] array by using loop method, we can use i--.

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