Convert Roman Numerals to Integers

Description

Convert roman numerals to integers

Usage

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roman2int(roman)

Arguments

roman

character vector containing roman numerals

Details

This functon will convert roman numerals to integers without the upper bound imposed by R (3899), ignoring case.

Value

A integer vector with the same length as roman. Character strings which are not valid roman numerals will be converted to NA.

Author(s)

Gregory R. Warnes greg@warnes.net

See Also

as.roman

Examples

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roman2int( c('I', 'V', 'X', 'C', 'L', 'D', 'M' )  )

# works regardless of case
roman2int( 'MMXVI' )
roman2int( 'mmxvi' )

# works beyond R's limit of 3899
val.3899 <- 'MMMDCCCXCIX'
val.3900 <- 'MMMCM'
val.4000 <- 'MMMM'
as.numeric(as.roman( val.3899 ))
as.numeric(as.roman( val.3900 ))
as.numeric(as.roman( val.4000 ))

roman2int(val.3899)
roman2int(val.3900)
roman2int(val.4000)

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