# Probably very easy question about isNaN() java

• Java
Gold Member
this is throwing me an error
while(! isNaN(s.next()))
"The method isNaN(String) is undefined for the type ProgressReport"
s is a scanner.

I'm just trying to tokenize a text doc of the form
int
String int ... int
...
String int .... int
int
String int ... int
...
String int ... int
etc.

Oh yea, the question...
Why? What am I doing, or what do I need to do?

Mentor
isNaN expects a number, not a string. Did you try converting the string the a number first?

glappkaeft
isNaN expects a number, not a string. Did you try converting the string the a number first?

I also assume that the OP isn't trying to check for NaN but is actually wants some sort of IsInteger function like Integer.parseInt() but to that one on his data requires exception handling.

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Gold Member
Yea, I changed how I'm doing it.
Java:
import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.lang.*;

public class ProgressReport{

Student[][] student;
int[] scores;
String name;

public ProgressReport() throws FileNotFoundException{
}

Scanner s = new Scanner(file);
Scanner line;
int[] sec = {0,0};
int k = -1;
int j = -1;

while(s.hasNextLine())
{
String str = s.nextLine();
k++;
if(str.length() == 1)
{
j++;
sec[j] = Integer.parseInt(str);
}
else{
line = new Scanner(str);
while(line.hasNext())
{
try
{
for(int i =0; ;i++)
{
scores[i] = Integer.parseInt(line.next());
}
}
catch(Exception e)
{
name = line.next();
}

}
student[j][k] = new Student(name, scores);

}

}
}

}

Gold Member
Haven't done java in a while, so I might be doing things stupidly.

If I use next() in a try block, is that going to skip that token? So in other words, will this give me a string number for my name value?

Gold Member
The file I'm working with is:
Section number //single digit
Name Score Score Score Score Score //Student data
Student data
...
Section number
student data
student data

Gold Member
Hmmm... I'm having some errors. I'm getting the string correctly, but I'm not filling my scores variable, and am crashing everytime I try to create a student.