# Print a 2 D Array or Matrix in Java

• Difficulty Level : Easy
• Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2021

Method 1 (Simple Traversal)

We can find the number of rows in a matrix mat[][] using mat.length. To find the number of columns in i-th row, we use mat[i].length.

## Java

 `// Java program to print the elements of``// a 2 D array or matrix``import` `java.io.*;``class` `GFG {` `    ``public` `static` `void` `print2D(``int` `mat[][])``    ``{``        ``// Loop through all rows``        ``for` `(``int` `i = ``0``; i < mat.length; i++)` `            ``// Loop through all elements of current row``            ``for` `(``int` `j = ``0``; j < mat[i].length; j++)``                ``System.out.print(mat[i][j] + ``" "``);``    ``}` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String args[])``        ``throws` `IOException``    ``{``        ``int` `mat[][] = { { ``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4` `},``                        ``{ ``5``, ``6``, ``7``, ``8` `},``                        ``{ ``9``, ``10``, ``11``, ``12` `} };``        ``print2D(mat);``    ``}``}`
Output
`1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 `

Method 2 (Using for-each loop

This is similar to the above. Instead of simple for loops, we use for each loop here.

## Java

 `// Java program to print the elements of``// a 2 D array or matrix using for-each``import` `java.io.*;``class` `GFG {` `    ``public` `static` `void` `print2D(``int` `mat[][])``    ``{``        ``// Loop through all rows``        ``for` `(``int``[] row : mat)` `            ``// Loop through all columns of current row``            ``for` `(``int` `x : row)``                ``System.out.print(x + ``" "``);``    ``}` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String args[])``        ``throws` `IOException``    ``{``        ``int` `mat[][] = { { ``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4` `},``                        ``{ ``5``, ``6``, ``7``, ``8` `},``                        ``{ ``9``, ``10``, ``11``, ``12` `} };``        ``print2D(mat);``    ``}``}`
Output
`1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 `

Method 3 (Prints in matrix style Using Arrays.toString())

Arrays.toString(row) converts the complete row is converted as a string and then each row is printed in a separate line.

## Java

 `// Java program to print the elements of``// a 2 D array or matrix using toString()``import` `java.io.*;``import` `java.util.*;``class` `GFG {` `    ``public` `static` `void` `print2D(``int` `mat[][])``    ``{``        ``// Loop through all rows``        ``for` `(``int``[] row : mat)` `            ``// converting each row as string``            ``// and then printing in a separate line``            ``System.out.println(Arrays.toString(row));``    ``}` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String args[])``        ``throws` `IOException``    ``{``        ``int` `mat[][] = { { ``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4` `},``                        ``{ ``5``, ``6``, ``7``, ``8` `},``                        ``{ ``9``, ``10``, ``11``, ``12` `} };``        ``print2D(mat);``    ``}``}`
Output
```[1, 2, 3, 4]
[5, 6, 7, 8]
[9, 10, 11, 12]```

Method 4 (Prints in matrix style Using Arrays.deepToString())

Arrays.deepToString(int[][]) converts  2D array to string in a single step.

## Java

 `// Java program to print the elements of``// a 2 D array or matrix using deepToString()``import` `java.io.*;``import` `java.util.*;``class` `GFG {` `    ``public` `static` `void` `print2D(``int` `mat[][])``    ``{``        ``System.out.println(Arrays.deepToString(mat));``    ``}` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String args[])``        ``throws` `IOException``    ``{``        ``int` `mat[][] = { { ``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4` `},``                        ``{ ``5``, ``6``, ``7``, ``8` `},``                        ``{ ``9``, ``10``, ``11``, ``12` `} };``        ``print2D(mat);``    ``}``}`
Output
`[[1, 2, 3, 4], [5, 6, 7, 8], [9, 10, 11, 12]]`

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