array list error

public static void main(String... aArgs){
    List<Number> numbers = (List<Number>) new ArrayList<>();


above line giving below error. I wonder what it means. How to fix it. Please advise.
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gudii9Asked:
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CPColinSenior Java ArchitectCommented:
You're confusing the compiler with that cast. Remove it and the error will go away.
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Bijay DeoGraduate Student Research AssistantCommented:
Try this.
List<Number> numbers = new ArrayList<Number>();
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CPColinSenior Java ArchitectCommented:
Bijay,

Since Java version 7, you no longer have to say <Number> the second time. Instead, you can use the "diamond" operator <> and save some typing. The problem here is the cast.
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gudii9Author Commented:
I wonder why the author did the casting orignially in the document i read. Is there is aplace or necessity of casting ArrayList to List at all?
please advise
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CPColinSenior Java ArchitectCommented:
I can't think of a situation where that cast makes sense; it may just be a typo.
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