Saturday, 7 January 2017

Chapter 17 Exercise 16, Introduction to Java Programming, Tenth Edition Y. Daniel LiangY.

17.16 (Frequency of characters)
Write a program that prompts the user to enter the name
of an ASCII text file and displays the frequency of the
characters in the file.

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Exercise_16 {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

        System.out.print("ASCII UTF-8 counter");
        System.out.print("Enter filename: ");
        File file = new File(new Scanner(;

        int[] ascii = new int[128];
        try (BufferedInputStream in = new BufferedInputStream(new FileInputStream(file))) {

            int buffer;
            while ((buffer = != -1)

        // Display occurrences
        System.out.printf("%10s %10s %10s\n", "Character", "ASCII code", "Count");
        for (int i = 0; i < ascii.length; i++) {
            if (ascii[i] != 0)
                System.out.printf("%10c %10d %10d\n", i, ascii[i], i);


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