user3011391 - 1 month ago 17

Java Question

I'm attempting to resize my

`hash table`

`NullPointerException`

I know if the size is greater than

`0.75`

`0.50`

`public boolean add(Object x)`

{

int h = x.hashCode();

if (h < 0) { h = -h; }

h = h % buckets.length;

Node current = buckets[h];

while (current != null)

{

if (current.data.equals(x)) { return false; }

// Already in the set

current = current.next;

}

Node newNode = new Node();

newNode.data = x;

newNode.next = buckets[h];

buckets[h] = newNode;

currentSize++;

double factor1 = currentSize * load1; //load1 = 0.75

double factor2 = currentSize * load2; //load2 = 0.50

if (currentSize > factor1) { resize(buckets.length*2); }

if (currentSize < factor2) { resize(buckets.length/2); }

return true;

}

Example.

`Size = 3. Max Size = 5`

if we take the

`Max Size`

`0.75`

`3.75`

this is the factor that says if we pass it the

`Max Size`

`double`

so if we add an extra

`element`

`table`

`4`

`> 3.75`

`Max Size`

`10`

However; once we increase the size, the

`hashcode`

`element`

`resize(int newSize)`

`private void resize(int newLength)`

{

//

HashSet newTable = new HashSet(newLength);

for (int i = 0; i < buckets.length; i++) {

newTable.add(buckets[i]);

}

}

Here is my constructor if the

`buckets[i]`

`public HashSet(int bucketsLength)`

{

buckets = new Node[bucketsLength];

currentSize = 0;

}

I feel that the logic is correct, unless my

`resize`

`elements`

Answer

If that is all your code for `resize()`

, then you are failing to assign `newTable`

to a class attribute, i.e. your old table. Right now you fill it with data and then don't do anything with it, since it is defined inside `resize`

and therefore not available outside of it.

So you end up thinking you have a larger table now, but in fact you are still using the old one ;-)