Embarrassingly basic and bad question
I am googled out in trying to figure out something that is going to be quite embarrassing, I am sure.
I write programs for my use only, usually just filtering out large amounts of data from a series of flat files and then spitting out the results. Sometimes I do a lot of analysis, number crunching, etc.
I am not a real programmer and I have only used the standard java library. I decided for some of my pattern recognition to download some prebuilt stuff from apache commons (specifically apache commons math).
Let's say I have a huge depository of files, say c:\java\patternanalysis\
(I am in windows and no, I didn't create a project, separate source/class directories, etc and I know that is poor programming). I extracted the jar that I wanted and now I have c:\java\patternanalysis\org\apache\commons\math... (once in math there are lots of classes and directories)...
Here is the pathetic part, how do I use an import statement to use this?
Oh I don't and can't see myself ever using an IDE, I use notepad++ just for some color coding. Don't know if that is important.
Thank you in advance,