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R function to convert numbers to words
#https://github.com/ateucher/useful_code/blob/master/R/numbers2words.r
numbers2words <- function(x){
## Function by John Fox found here:
## http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/05/04/2715.html
## Tweaks by AJH to add commas and "and"
helper <- function(x){
digits <- rev(strsplit(as.character(x), "")[[1]])
nDigits <- length(digits)
if (nDigits == 1) as.vector(ones[digits])
else if (nDigits == 2)
if (x <= 19) as.vector(teens[digits[1]])
else trim(paste(tens[digits[2]],
Recall(as.numeric(digits[1]))))
else if (nDigits == 3) trim(paste(ones[digits[3]], "hundred and",
Recall(makeNumber(digits[2:1]))))
else {
nSuffix <- ((nDigits + 2) %/% 3) - 1
if (nSuffix > length(suffixes)) stop(paste(x, "is too large!"))
trim(paste(Recall(makeNumber(digits[
nDigits:(3*nSuffix + 1)])),
suffixes[nSuffix],"," ,
Recall(makeNumber(digits[(3*nSuffix):1]))))
}
}
trim <- function(text){
#Tidy leading/trailing whitespace, space before comma
text=gsub("^\ ", "", gsub("\ *$", "", gsub("\ ,",",",text)))
#Clear any trailing " and"
text=gsub(" and$","",text)
#Clear any trailing comma
gsub("\ *,$","",text)
}
makeNumber <- function(...) as.numeric(paste(..., collapse=""))
#Disable scientific notation
opts <- options(scipen=100)
on.exit(options(opts))
ones <- c("", "one", "two", "three", "four", "five", "six", "seven",
"eight", "nine")
names(ones) <- 0:9
teens <- c("ten", "eleven", "twelve", "thirteen", "fourteen", "fifteen",
"sixteen", " seventeen", "eighteen", "nineteen")
names(teens) <- 0:9
tens <- c("twenty", "thirty", "forty", "fifty", "sixty", "seventy", "eighty",
"ninety")
names(tens) <- 2:9
x <- round(x)
suffixes <- c("thousand", "million", "billion", "trillion")
if (length(x) > 1) return(trim(sapply(x, helper)))
helper(x)
}
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