[Tutor] Text numerals?
dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Sun May 16 04:42:02 EDT 2004
On Sun, 16 May 2004, Don Arnold wrote:
> > Is there a function that will return 'one' for 1, 'two' for two, etc.?
> I assume you mean 'two' for 2 ;). But no, AFAIK there is no stdlib
> <snip dictionary suggestions>
> The problem of converting full-blown numbers of any length into
> letters is much harder. Some years ago I remember this being coded in
> python; if the author has a website, then Google is probably your best
This problem comes up quite often. It even showed its face in PyCon 2004:
There's also a project in SourceForge that handles the problem with
Converting numbers to words is a classic programming exercise. As Don
shows, it's also a good way to practice using loops, dictionaries, and
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