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# Thread: Hurricane java Code

1. ## Hurricane java Code

I'm taking a really vague online computer science course, and am very confused on the following assignment. The lessons are only a few pages long and do not fully explain the topic completely.

This is the assignment:
Write a program to calculate the average category, pressure, and wind speed of all Atlantic Hurricanes that have occurred from 1980 - 2006. Also tally the number of storms in each category.
I'm really confused, the following is the starter code given to me.

import java.util.Scanner;
import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;

public class Hurricanes2
{
public static void main(String[] args)throws IOException
{
//declare and initialize variables

int arrayLength = 59;
int [] year = new int[arrayLength];
String [] month = new String[arrayLength];

File fileName = new File("hurcdata2.txt");
Scanner inFile = new Scanner(fileName);

//INPUT  - read data in from the file
int index = 0;
while (inFile.hasNext())
{
year[index] = inFile.nextInt();
month[index] = inFile.next();
index++;
}
inFile.close();

//PROCESSING - calculate and convert values
// convert windspeed from knots to MPH
// determine category
// count number of each category

//Find min, max and average for category, windspeed and pressure

//Output - print table using printf to format the columns

System.out.println("                      Hurricanes 1980 - 2006");
System.out.println();
System.out.println("Year     Hurricane    Category     Pressure (mb)     Wind Speed (mph)");
System.out.println("=====================================================================");

System.out.println("=====================================================================");

}//end main()
}//end Hurricanes2

And this is the information from the file
1980 Aug 945 100 Allen
1983 Aug 962 100 Alicia
1984 Sep 949 100 Diana
1985 Jul 1002 65 Bob
1985 Aug 987 80 Danny
1985 Sep 959 100 Elena
1985 Sep 942 90 Gloria
1985 Oct 971 75 Juan
1985 Nov 967 85 Kate
1986 Jun 990 75 Bonnie
1986 Aug 990 65 Charley
1987 Oct 993 65 Floyd
1988 Sep 984 70 Florence
1989 Aug 986 70 Chantal
1989 Sep 934 120 Hugo
1989 Oct 983 75 Jerry
1991 Aug 962 90 Bob
1992 Aug 922 145 Andrew
1993 Aug 960 100 Emily
1995 Aug 973 85 Erin
1995 Oct 942 100 Opal
1996 Jul 974 90 Bertha
1996 Sep 954 100 Fran
1997 Jul 984 70 Danny
1998 Aug 964 95 Bonnie
1998 Sep 987 70 Earl
1998 Sep 964 90 Georges
1999 Aug 951 100 Bret
1999 Sep 956 90 Floyd
1999 Oct 987 70 Irene
2002 Oct 963 80 Lili
2003 Jul 979 80 Claudette
2003 Sep 957 90 Isabel
2004 Aug 972 70 Alex
2004 Aug 941 130 Charley
2004 Aug 985 65 Gaston
2004 Sep 960 90 Frances
2004 Sep 946 105 Ivan
2004 Sep 950 105 Jeanne
2005 Jul 992 65 Cindy
2005 Jul 930 130 Dennis
2005 Jul 929 135 Emily
2005 Aug 975 85 Irene
2005 Aug 902 150 Katrina
2005 Sep 960 100 Maria
2005 Sep 979 80 Nate
2005 Sep 976 80 Ophelia
2005 Sep 985 70 Phillipe
2005 Sep 897 150 Rita
2005 Sep 979 70 Stan
2005 Sep 987 65 Vince
2005 Sep 882 150 Wilma
2005 Sep 960 100 Beta
2005 Sep 979 75 Epsilon
2006 Aug 995 65 Ernesto
2006 Sep 972 80 Florence
2006 Sep 955 105 Gordon
2006 Sep 954 110 Helene
2006 Sep 985 75 Isaac

2. ## Re: Hurricane java Code

You need to ask a specific question. You have posted the assignment, the code and the data set. From that I can only assume that you are hoping someone to do the work for you.