A 2D array is an array of arrays, It can be thought of as having rows and columns such as a matrix with both row and column starting from 0.

To declare a 2D array, you need 2 sets of brackets and 2 size declarators.

double[][] heights = new double[4][300];

//This 2D array would contain 4 rows and 300 columns.

To initialize a 2D array using a list of values, you need to enclose each row's initialization list in its own set of braces.

int[][] numbers = {{1, 2, 3}, {4, 5, 6}, {7, 8, 9}};

Nested loops are used in programs involving 2D arrays. The outer loop is used to traverse through rows while the inner loop is used to traverse through columns.

double[][] heights = new double[4][300];

Scanner in = new Scanner(new FileReader("inputData.txt"));

for (int row = 0; row < 4; row++){

for (int col = 0; col < 300; col++){

heights[row][col] = in.nextDouble();

}

}

Because 2D arrays are arrays of 1D arrays, the length of a 2D array is the number of rows. Because each row is a 1D array, the length of each row tells how many columns there are. Each row can also have a different number of columns which is called a ragged array.

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