# Trying to calculate histogram on Android and find the median. Unsure how to access histogram data from Mat

I'm trying to find the median, which I believe can be done by using the code given here: http://tech.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/OpenCV/message/23809

What I have so far in java is the histogram calculation working fine (I assume), and at that point, I don't know what to put insude my calcMedianOfHist function. The issue I'm running into is that I don't know how to access the bins of the histogram. The closest I've come to finding out how to do this is looking at this example for C code, but that doesn't apply to the Java. (http://docs.opencv.org/2.4.3rc/doc/tutorials/imgproc/histograms/histogram_calculation/histogram_calculation.html)

The method there says to do hist.at<float>(num), but I cannot do that in java.

I'm also not 100% sure if I should be normalizing the hist like this or not.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.

```
ArrayList<Mat> list = new ArrayList<Mat>();
list.add(mGraySubmat);
MatOfInt one = new MatOfInt(0);
int median = 0;
hist = new Mat();
MatOfInt histSize = new MatOfInt(25);
MatOfFloat range = new MatOfFloat(0f, 256f);
Imgproc.calcHist(Arrays.asList(mGraySubmat), one, new Mat(), hist, histSize, range);
Core.normalize(hist, hist);
median = calcMedianOfHist(hist, mGraySubmat.cols(), mGraySubmat.rows());
System.out.println("Median is: " + median);
```

hist.at<float>(num), is the same as Mat.get I believe. The links in your question are broken otherwise I would try to answer a bit more