How To Calculate Prime Numbers In Java

As per wiki here a prime no is--" A prime number (or a prime) is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself. A natural number greater than 1 that is not a prime number is called a composite number. For example, 5 is prime because only 1 and 5 evenly divide it, whereas 6 is composite because it has the divisors 2 and 3 in addition to 1 and 6. The fundamental theorem of arithmetic establishes the central role of primes in number theory: any integer greater than 1 can be expressed as a product of primes that is unique up to ordering. The uniqueness in this theorem requires excluding 1 as a prime because one can include arbitrarily many copies of 1 in any factorization, e.g., 3, 1 × 3, 1 × 1 × 3, etc. are all valid factorizations of 3."

So the logic we will follow is "check if the remainder for the number with the other number excluding 1,and the number should always have some value. else it is not a valid Prime number.
Let us get the number from user to test if that is a valid prime no


 public static int getNumber()
  int st=0;
st=Integer.parseInt(JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null, "Please enter a valid Number here"));
  catch(Exception e)
  return st;

How the main method will be


public class PrimeNumber {

  * @param args
 public static void main(String[] args) {
//----------------------------if you are going to check with a upper limit
  // TODO Auto-generated method stub
  int num=100;
  for(int i=2;i<num;i++  )
//One more way to get no from user...
calculatePrimi(Integer.parseInt(JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null, "Please enter your Number here")));


The function will look like---
 public static void calculatePrimi(int i)
  //this will take some integer value
  boolean isPrime=false;
  //making it false initially
  for(int j=2;j<i;j++  )
   //our counter will run from 2 to number-1
  if (isPrime==true)
   System.out.println("The number " +i " is a prime Number");
   System.out.println("The number " +i "is a Not prime Number");

That's it you are done!!!
How To Calculate Prime Numbers In Java How To Calculate Prime Numbers In Java Reviewed by Animesh Chatterjee on March 24, 2013 Rating: 5


  1. I could not :(( hope next time I will be able to (f)

  2. No Problem Ghanku...better luck next time


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