replace_number: Replace Numbers With Text Representation

Description Usage Arguments Value Note References Examples

View source: R/replace_number.R

Description

Replaces numeric represented numbers with words (e.g., 1001 becomes one thousand one).

Usage

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replace_number(x, num.paste = FALSE, remove = FALSE, ...)

Arguments

x

The text variable.

num.paste

logical. If FALSE the elements of larger numbers are separated with spaces. If TRUE the elements will be joined without spaces.

remove

logical. If TRUE numbers are removed from the text.

...

Other arguments passed to as.english

Value

Returns a vector with numbers replaced.

Note

The user may want to use replace_ordinal first to remove ordinal number notation. For example replace_number would turn "21st" into "twenty onest", whereas replace_ordinal would generate "twenty first".

References

Fox, J. (2005). Programmer's niche: How do you spell that number? R News. Vol. 5(1), pp. 51-55.

Examples

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x <- c(
    NA, 
    'then .456 good', 
    'none', 
    "I like 346,457 ice cream cones.", 
    "I like 123456789 cashes.",     
    "They are 99 percent good and 45678.2345667"
)
replace_number(x)
replace_number(x, num.paste = TRUE)
replace_number(x, remove=TRUE)
## Not run: 
library(textclean)
hunthou <- replace_number(seq_len(1e5)) 

textclean::mgsub(
    "'twenty thousand three hundred five' into 20305", 
    hunthou, 
    seq_len(1e5)
)
## "'20305' into 20305"

## Larger example from: https://stackoverflow.com/q/18332463/1000343
## A slower approach
fivehunthou <- replace_number(seq_len(5e5)) 

testvect <- c("fifty seven", "four hundred fifty seven", 
    "six thousand four hundred fifty seven", 
    "forty six thousand four hundred fifty seven", 
    "forty six thousand four hundred fifty seven", 
    "three hundred forty six thousand four hundred fifty seven"
)

textclean::mgsub(testvect, fivehunthou, seq_len(5e5))

## End(Not run)

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