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Thread: Write a Java program to count the letters, spaces, numbers and other characters of an input string.

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    Default Write a Java program to count the letters, spaces, numbers and other characters of an input string.

    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class RicMain 
    	public static void main(String[] args) 
    		String test = "Hello World, it is me";
    		count(test); //sets x = test?
    		             //char[] ch = test.toCharArray()?
    	public static void count(String x)
    		char[] ch = x.toCharArray(); //converts x into an array?
    		int letter = 0;
    		int space = 0;
    		int num = 0;
    		for(int i = 0; i < x.length(); i++) //i < test.length()?
    			if(Character.isLetter(ch[i])) //determines how many letters 'x' has?
    				letter++ ; //letter + 1 ----> 0+1
    			else if(Character.isDigit(ch[i])) //determines how many numbers 'x' has?
    				num++ ;
    			else if(Character.isSpaceChar(ch[i])) //determines the spaces 'x' has?
    				space++ ;
    		System.out.println("The string has: ");
    		System.out.println(letter + " letters" + ", " + space + " spaces" + ", " + num + " numbers");

    I have another code (I got from online), but I'm trying to understand what's going on on this code (my questions are also inside the code itself). I understand the isLetter(), isDigit(), isSpaceChar(), but how does the for loop determine how many letters, numbers, spaces there are in the String test. Also, in the inner class, the count(test), that is basically setting x equal to test, right?

    --- Update ---

    The output is:

    The string has:
    16 letters, 4 spaces, 0 numbers

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    Default Re: Write a Java program to count the letters, spaces, numbers and other characters of an input string.

    how does the for loop determine how many...
    Look at how a for loop is constructed. The middle expression controls how many times the loop goes around.
    The array's .length field has the length of the array.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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