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Thread: Help changing my programm to take in more data

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    Default Help changing my programm to take in more data

    Hey Guys I have this program below written. I want to change it so the array size isn't fixed but rather automatically increase the array size by creating a new larger array and copying contents of the current array to it. I also want to implement the dropStudent method and add a new method named clear() that removes all students from the course. Write a test program that creates a course, adds three students, removes one and displays the students in the course. Thank you in advance for your help I'm more of a Python programmer and new to Java!

    public class Course {
    private String courseName;
    private String[] students = new String[100];
    private int numberOfStudents;

    public Course(String courseName) {
    this.courseName = courseName;

    public void addStudent(String student) {
    students[numberOfStudents] = student;

    public String[] getStudents() {
    return students;

    public int getNumberOfStudents() {
    return numberOfStudents;

    public String getCourseName() {
    return courseName;

    public void dropStudent(String student) {
    // Left as an exercise in Exercise 9.9

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    Default Re: Help changing my programm to take in more data

    Use ArrayList.

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    Default Re: Help changing my programm to take in more data

    If you're forced to use an array, then you need to swap the position of the element to remove with the last non-null element. When you have swapped, you nullify the last element and shrink the student count by 1.
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    The clear method is very simple. Just create a new array.
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