# How do you specify the initial capacity of a hashmap when initializing it?

In Java, you can specify the initial capacity and load factor of a HashMap using its constructor. The parameters of the constructor are as follows:

```
HashMap(int initialCapacity, float loadFactor)
```

initialCapacity represents the initial capacity, which is the initial size of the HashMap, and loadFactor represents the load factor, indicating at what proportion of capacity the HashMap will perform a resizing operation.

For example, to initialize a HashMap with an initial capacity of 10, you can do it like this:

```
HashMap<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<>(10, 0.75f);
```

This initializes a HashMap with an initial capacity of 10 and a load factor of 0.75. When the number of elements in the HashMap reaches 7.5 (10 * 0.75), the HashMap will be resized.