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    Question how to input unspecified number if ints with a scanner

    i have to get input using the scanner class which is no big deal but it has to read an unspecified number of digits and am not sure how to do that and haven't had any luck finding out how.... this program runs on a loop and i dont think my problem is the loop maybe the input scanner? here is what i have and it is just my first draft....

    //import scanner
    import java.util.Scanner;

    public class NumberLoop {

    //main method.
    public static void main(String[] args) {

    //variables and user prompts
    System.out.println("Please enter your numbers.");

    Scanner inputScanner = new Scanner(;
    int input = inputScanner.nextInt();
    int countPlus = 0;
    int countNegative = 0;
    int total = 0;

    while(input != 0){
    if(input < 0){
    else if (input > 0){

    System.out.println(countNegative+" "+countPlus+" "+total+"");



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    Inside your while loop, you need to reassign input, otherwise it will use the same variable over and over and the loop will never end.

    Note the line int input = inputScanner.nextInt();--you will want to use something similar to this within your while loop.

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    You will have a problem when you execute the loop in your program.The variable that controls the looping is not changed in the loop. It will loop forever.
    You need to change the variable's value inside the loop, probably by reading in a new number from the user.

    Please use code tags when posting your code. Read this: Java Forums - BB Code List

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