public class exercise13_7 { public static void main(String[] args) { //user to enter a string java.util.Scanner input = new java.util.Scanner(System.in); System.out.print("Enter a binary number string: "); String s = input.nextLine(); //if string is a binary string then print this System.out.println("The decimal value is " + binaryToDecimal(s)); //else string is not a binary string then //throw new NumberFormatException("Given string is not in binary format."); } public static int binaryToDecimal(String binaryString) { int value = binaryString.charAt(0) - '0'; for (int i = 1; i < binaryString.length(); i++) { value = value * 2 + binaryString.charAt(i) - '0'; } return value; } }

# Binary to decimal number format exception

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# Binary to decimal number format exception

Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:19 PM

I need to write a program that converts binary to decimal. I have figured that part of the code out. The problem that i m having is i need it to throw a number format exception if the string is not a binary string. All i can think of is to use a if else statement to get it to print the decimal value or not in binary format. But i don't know how to make it know that the user entered 1's and 0's. Any help will be appreciated thanks

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## Re: Binary to decimal number format exception

Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

You can check if the string have only 0 and 1 using java regex, for example:

Pattern p = Pattern.compile("^[0-1]+$"); Matcher m = p.matcher("1110ee"); if(m.find()) { System.out.println("binary"); }else{ System.out.println("not binary"); throw new NumberFormatException("Given string is not in binary format."); }

This post has been edited by **guido-granobles**: 16 February 2012 - 05:46 PM

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## Re: Binary to decimal number format exception

Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:53 PM

For Binary, the number is 2 to the index power. So the very far right, where it will be 1 or 0, is 2^0 which is 1, if there is a 1 there then you add 1, then the next number would be 2^1 power which is 2, so if you have a 1 there add 2, then the next one is 2^2 power which is 4, so if you have a 1 there then add 4.

So, now that you know that, create a loop that starts at the string length -1, and goes until >=0, then decreases by 1. Have a binaryPosTracker to keep track of the index you should be at. Check and see if the char at the index is a 0 or a 1, if it is a 1 do the math, else move on.

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Here is the method you will need - Math.pow(double base, double exponent)

Make sense?

So, now that you know that, create a loop that starts at the string length -1, and goes until >=0, then decreases by 1. Have a binaryPosTracker to keep track of the index you should be at. Check and see if the char at the index is a 0 or a 1, if it is a 1 do the math, else move on.

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String binary = "1010"; int decimal = 0; int binaryPosTracker = 0; for(int i = /*Set the conditionals as I stated above*/) { if(/* the char at binary's i index == '1' */) decimal+= (int)(/*Cast to an int since method returns a double, also put this in parenthesis - Use Math.pow((double)base,(double)exponent) to get value */) /* increase binaryPosTracker no matter what so that the index stays correct*/ } System.out.println("The binary value of: " + binary + " = " + decimal);

Here is the method you will need - Math.pow(double base, double exponent)

Make sense?

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## Re: Binary to decimal number format exception

Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

Yes what you said makes sense but I have already did it with the java regex. thanks

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