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Re: Accessing static members with J/Link

On Jul 15, 12:10 am, John_V <jvillar.j... at> wrote:
> I'm trying to learn how to use J/Link, and I have run into an elementary
> (I hope) problem when I try to access static methods and fields. For
> example, the Java Math class has static fields for E and PI and a number
> of static methods, abs() among them. Here's what happens when I try to
> use them:
> My inputs:
>     Needs["JLink`"]
>     InstallJava[]
>     myMathClass = LoadJavaClass["java.lang.Math"]
>     Fields[myMathClass]
>     pi = myMathClass`PI
>     myMathClass`abs[-5]
> /Mathematica/'s outputs:
>     Out[2]= LinkObject[...]
>     Out[3]= JavaClass[java.lang.Math, <> ]
>     Out[4]//TableForm=
>          static final double E
>          static final double PI
>     Out[5]= myMathClass`PI
>     Out[6]= myMathClass`abs[-5]
> I believe the fact that Out[4] correctly lists java.lang.Math's static
> fields means LoadJavaClass worked, but I expected Out[5] = 3.1415... and
> Out[6] = 5. I thought this was a near verbatim transcription of the
> examples in the "Calling Methods and Accessing Fields" part of the
> J/Link user guide. What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks,
> John

LoadJavaClass (by default) exposes the static members in the context
hierarchy that mirror the Java class name.

ie. java.lang.Math -> java`lang`Math

So if you want java.lang.Math.PI, you can access it from

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