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Thread: Scanner class error "java.lang.Error"

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    Unhappy Scanner class error "java.lang.Error"

    I've just started studying Java, and I really don't know how to correct this error. It keeps saying :

    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.Error: Unresolved compilation problem:
    The operator * is undefined for the argument type(s) double, String

    at CircleScanner.main(CircleScanner.java:16)

    This is what I have, so far :

    import java.util.Scanner;

    public class CircleScanner
    //Program for the area of a circle with the user giving radius input
    public static void main (String[] args)
    String message;
    Scanner scan = new Scanner (System.in);

    System.out.println("Please enter a value for the radius of the circle:");

    final double PI = 3.14159;

    message = scan.nextLine();
    double area = PI * message * message;

    System.out.println("The area of this circle with radius " + message + " is " + area + "");


    Can anyone point out what the problem is, and how to rectify these errors? Thanks <3


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    Default Re: Scanner Class Confusion

    Your area is of type double, but you are multiplying PI and message (which is a String). There are two things you can do:

    1. Change String message into double message, and instead of message = scan.nextLine(), it should be message = scan.nextDouble()

    2. You can change the string into a double.
    message = scan.nextLine();
    double x = Double.parseDouble(message); //this converts the String message into type double
    double area = PI * x * x;

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Scanner Class Confusion

    Or you could use Scanner (Java Platform SE 6))

    // Json

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