Java.lang.Long.numberOfLeadingZeros() Method


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Description

The java.lang.Long.numberOfLeadingZeros() method returns the number of zero bits preceding the highest-order ("leftmost") one-bit in the two's complement binary representation of the specified long value. It returns 64 if the specified value has no one-bits in its two's complement representation, in other words if it is equal to zero.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Long.numberOfLeadingZeros() method

public static int numberOfLeadingZeros(long i)

Parameters

i − This is the long value.

Return Value

This method returns the number of zero bits preceding the highest-order ("leftmost") one-bit in the two's complement binary representation of the specified long value, or 64 if the value is equal to zero.

Exception

NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.Long.numberOfLeadingZeros() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class LongDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      long l = 210;
      System.out.println("Number = " + l);

      /* returns the string representation of the unsigned long value 
         represented by the argument in binary (base 2) */
      System.out.println("Binary = " + Long.toBinaryString(l));

      /* returns a long value with at most a single one-bit, in the position
         of the lowest-order ("rightmost") one-bit in the specified int value.*/
      System.out.println("Lowest one bit = " + Long.lowestOneBit(l));

      /*returns the number of zero bits preceding the highest-order 
         ("leftmost")one-bit */
      System.out.print("Number of leading zeros = ");
      System.out.println(Long.numberOfLeadingZeros(l));
   }
} 

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result −

Number = 210
Binary = 11010010
Lowest one bit = 2
Number of leading zeros = 56

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