Will - 1 year ago 155
Java Question

# How to calculate the median of an array?

I'm trying to calculate the total, mean and median of an array thats populated by input received by a textfield. I've managed to work out the total and the mean, I just can't get the median to work. I think the array needs to be sorted before I can do this, but I'm not sure how to do this. Is this the problem, or is there another one that I didn't find? Here is my code:

``````import java.applet.Applet;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class whileloopq extends Applet implements ActionListener
{
Label label;
TextField input;
int num;
int index;
int[] numArray = new int[20];
int sum;
int total;
double avg;
int median;

public void init ()
{
label = new Label("Enter numbers");
input = new TextField(5);
index = 0;
}

public void actionPerformed (ActionEvent ev)
{
int num = Integer.parseInt(input.getText());
numArray[index] = num;
index++;
if (index == 20)
input.setEnabled(false);
input.setText("");
sum = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < numArray.length; i++)
{
sum += numArray[i];
}
total = sum;
avg = total / index;

median = numArray[numArray.length/2];

repaint();

}

public void paint (Graphics graf)
{

graf.drawString("Total   = " + Integer.toString(total), 25, 85);
graf.drawString("Average = " + Double.toString(avg), 25, 100);
graf.drawString("Median = " + Integer.toString(median), 25, 115);

}
}
``````

The Arrays class in Java has a static sort function, which you can invoke with `Arrays.sort(numArray)`.
``````Arrays.sort(numArray);