Join Peggy Fisher for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing recursion, part of Learning Java.
- The next topic we're going to review is recursion.…Recursion is the process of a method that calls itself…to solve a problem.…It can call itself again and again…to help break down a larger problem…to solve it in smaller steps.…Let's take a simple example.…When we want to print out a countdown…from 10 to 1, and then print the word Blast Off!…So in this example, we want to stop…when the number gets to zero.…Let's take a look at the program.…If we start with main on line 17,…you'll see that, on line 18, is a call…to the countdown method with a value of 10…as a parameter.…
That value is being passed to the countdown method,…into the variable called num.…So the first time in the method,…I have a value of 10.…If num==0, then I'm done, and I'm going…to print out the words Blast Off!…The first time through, num is not equal to 0,…so I go to the else portion of the statement,…and I print out the number.…So I'm printing out 10.…Then, I recursively call the method countdown.…It's important to note that you need to make sure…
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