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Java Array Exercises: Sort an array of positive integers of a given array in the specified pattern

Java Array: Exercise-50 with Solution

Write a Java program to sort an array of positive integers of a given array, in the sorted array the value of the first element should be maximum, second value should be minimum value, third should be second maximum, fourth second be second minimum and so on.

Sample Pattern:

[100, 10, 90, 20, 80, 30, 70, 40, 60, 50]

Sample Solution:

Java Code:

import java.util.Arrays;
 
public class Main
{
     static int[] rearrange(int[] new_arra, int n)
    {
        int temp[] = new int[n];
     
         int small_num = 0, large_num = n-1;
         boolean flag = true;
     
        for (int i=0; i < n; i++)
        {
            if (flag)
                temp[i] = new_arra[large_num--];
            else
                temp[i] = new_arra[small_num++];
     
            flag = !flag;
        }
     
        return temp;
    }
 
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        int nums[] = new int[]{10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100};
        int result[];
         
        System.out.println("Original Array ");
        System.out.println(Arrays.toString(nums));
         
        result = rearrange(nums,nums.length);
         
        System.out.println("New Array ");
        System.out.println(Arrays.toString(result));
     
    }
}

Sample Output:

                                                                              
Original Array 
[10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100]
New Array 
[100, 10, 90, 20, 80, 30, 70, 40, 60, 50]

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Java: Tips of the Day

Different between parseInt() and valueOf() in java?

Well, the API for Integer.valueOf(String) does indeed say that the String is interpreted exactly as if it were given to Integer.parseInt(String). However, valueOf(String) returns a new Integer() object whereas parseInt(String) returns a primitive int.

If you want to enjoy the potential caching benefits of Integer.valueOf(int), you could also use this eyesore:

Integer k = Integer.valueOf(Integer.parseInt("123"))

Now, if what you want is the object and not the primitive, then using valueOf(String) may be more attractive than making a new object out of parseInt(String) because the former is consistently present across Integer, Long, Double, etc.

Ref: https://bit.ly/3vRuIPY