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Parse a number using a NumberFormat

import java.text.NumberFormat;
import java.text.ParseException;

 * Parse a number using a NumberFormat.
public class NumFormatParse {
  /** A number to parse */
  public static final String input = "4096.251";

  /** The main (and only) method in this class. */
  public static void main(String[] av) { 

    NumberFormat defForm = NumberFormat.getInstance();

    try {
      Number d = defForm.parse(input);
      System.out.println(input + 
        " parses as " + d +
        " and formats as " + defForm.format(d));
    } catch (ParseException pe) {
      System.err.println(input + "not parseable!");


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