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Program to convert List of Integer to List of String in Java
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 11 Dec, 2018

The Java.util.List is a child interface of Collection. It is an ordered collection of objects in which duplicate values can be stored. Since List preserves the insertion order, it allows positional access and insertion of elements. List Interface is implemented by ArrayList, LinkedList, Vector and Stack classes.

  1. Using Java 8 Stream API: A Stream is a sequence of objects that supports various methods which can be pipelined to produce the desired result.

    Java 8 Stream API can be used to convert List to List.

    Algorithm:

    1. Get the List of Integer.
    2. Convert List of Integer to Stream of Integer. This is done using List.stream().
    3. Convert Stream of Integer to Stream of String. This is done using Stream.map() and passing s -> String.valueOf(s) method as lambda expression.
    4. Collect Stream of String into List of String. This is done using Collectors.toList().
    5. Return/Print the List of String.

    Program:




    // Java Program to convert
    // List<Integer> to List<String> in Java 8
      
    import java.util.*;
    import java.util.stream.*;
    import java.util.function.*;
      
    class GFG {
      
        // Generic function to convert List of
        // String to List of String
        public static <T, U> List<U>
        convertIntListToStringList(List<T> listOfInteger,
                                   Function<T, U> function)
        {
            return listOfInteger.stream()
                .map(function)
                .collect(Collectors.toList());
        }
      
        public static void main(String args[])
        {
      
            // Create a List of Integer
            List<Integer> listOfInteger = Arrays.asList(1, 2, 3, 4, 5);
      
            // Print the List of Integer
            System.out.println("List of Integer: " + listOfInteger);
      
            // Convert List of Integer to List of String
            List<String> listOfString = convertIntListToStringList(
                listOfInteger,
                s -> String.valueOf(s));
      
            // Print the List of String
            System.out.println("List of String: " + listOfString);
        }
    }
    Output:



    List of String: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
    List of Integer: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
    
  2. Using Guava’s List.transform():

    Algorithm:

    1. Get the List of Integer.
    2. Convert List of Integer to List of String using Lists.transform(). This is done using passing s -> String.valueOf(s) method as lambda expression for transformation.
    3. Return/Print the List of String.

    Program:




    // Java Program to convert
    // List<Integer> to List<String> in Java 8
      
    import com.google.common.base.Function;
    import com.google.common.collect.Lists;
    import java.util.*;
    import java.util.stream.*;
      
    class GFG {
      
        // Generic function to convert List of
        // String to List of String
        public static <T, U> List<U>
        convertIntListToStringList(List<T> listOfInteger,
                                   Function<T, U> function)
        {
            return Lists.transform(listOfInteger, function);
        }
      
        public static void main(String args[])
        {
      
            // Create a List of Integer
            List<Integer> listOfInteger = Arrays.asList(1, 2, 3, 4, 5);
      
            // Print the List of Integer
            System.out.println("List of Integer: " + listOfInteger);
      
            // Convert List of Integer to List of String
            List<String> listOfString = convertIntListToStringList(
                listOfInteger,
                s -> String.valueOf(s));
      
            // Print the List of String
            System.out.println("List of String: " + listOfString);
        }
    }
    Output:
    List of String: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
    List of Integer: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
    

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