# Converting integers to english representation

Discussion in 'Python' started by Guest, Aug 31, 2004.

1. ### GuestGuest

Hello All,

I'm developing a system to parse and enumerate addresses. The
current obstacle is numbered streets. Does anybody know of a
module already written to convert integers to their english
equivalents?

Example:
1ST -> FIRST
SECOND -> 2ND

or even something like this:
1 -> ONE
TWO -> 2

There's something similar in the dive into python book with
roman numerals. http://diveintopython.org/unit_testing/index.html

Anything towards that direction would greatly help and save me
a lot of time then from starting from scratch.

-Brian

Guest, Aug 31, 2004

2. ### Peter HansenGuest

wrote:

> I'm developing a system to parse and enumerate addresses. The
> current obstacle is numbered streets. Does anybody know of a
> module already written to convert integers to their english
> equivalents?
>
> Example:
> 1ST -> FIRST
> SECOND -> 2ND
>
> Anything towards that direction would greatly help and save me
> a lot of time then from starting from scratch.

The word you are missing is probably 'ordinal', as opposed
to cardinal (one, two, three) numbers. Google can likely
such.

-Peter

Peter Hansen, Aug 31, 2004

3. ### Martin ManeyGuest

wrote:
> I'm developing a system to parse and enumerate addresses. The
> current obstacle is numbered streets. Does anybody know of a
> module already written to convert integers to their english
> equivalents?

The suggestion about searching for "ordinal" is good, but runs into all
those unicode false hits. :-(

It isn't quite the same as either of your examples, and it goes only
one way, but this is what I'm using in one app where I want ordinalized
day numbers:

return ('th', 'st', 'nd', 'rd', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th')
return ('th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th')

def ordinalize(n):
decade = (n % 100) / 10
unit = n % 10

--
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of
exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an
idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps
it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into
the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess
himself of it. -- Thomas Jefferson

Martin Maney, Sep 8, 2004
4. ### Cameron LairdGuest

In article <chnjm7\$56d\$14.net>,
Martin Maney <> wrote:
> wrote:
>> I'm developing a system to parse and enumerate addresses. The
>> current obstacle is numbered streets. Does anybody know of a
>> module already written to convert integers to their english
>> equivalents?

>
>The suggestion about searching for "ordinal" is good, but runs into all
>those unicode false hits. :-(
>
>It isn't quite the same as either of your examples, and it goes only
>one way, but this is what I'm using in one app where I want ordinalized
>day numbers:
>
> return ('th', 'st', 'nd', 'rd', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th')
> return ('th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th', 'th')
>
>
>def ordinalize(n):
> decade = (n % 100) / 10
> unit = n % 10
> return '%d%s' % (n, _ord_sfx(decade)[unit])

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Those who want to pursue this deeper will probably read <URL:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/snakelets/Snakelets/webapps/test/Attic/number.py >
and <URL: http://wiki.tcl.tk/591 >.

Cameron Laird, Sep 9, 2004