16 Sep 12:47 2011

## ANN: numerals

Roel van Dijk <vandijk.roel <at> gmail.com>

2011-09-16 10:47:36 GMT

2011-09-16 10:47:36 GMT

Hello everyone, I would like to announce the release of the numerals and numerals-base packages. * Numerals The numerals package contains functions to convert numbers to number words in a number of languages. For now the package only supports cardinal numbers. Example: >>> import qualified Text.Numeral.Language.EN as EN >>> EN.uk_cardinal 123 :: Maybe String Just "one hundred and twenty-three" You can also inspect the underlying structure of a number word: >>> import Text.Numerals >>> EN.shortScaleStruct 123 :: Exp Add (Mul (Lit 1) (Lit 100)) (Add (Mul (Lit 2) (Lit 10)) (Lit 3)) Compare this structure with the number word: 1 (one) * 100 (hundred) + (and) 2 (twen) * 10 (ty) + 3 (three) The package also comes with a test suite: >>> cabal configure --enable-tests >>> cabal build >>> ./dist/build/test-numerals/test-numerals --hide-successes I recommend the "--hide-successes" option of test-framework (>=0.4) because there are many tests (3383). * Numerals-base The numerals-base package contains all the machinery upon which numerals is build. Using this package you can write conversion functions for your own language(s). It is documented, although the documentation can be improved. For now the numerals package is probably the best documentation. * Resources: Hackage: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/numerals http://hackage.haskell.org/package/numerals-base Github: http://github.com/roelvandijk/numerals http://github.com/roelvandijk/numerals-base * Help wanted Currently I support 24 languages. But I only have some experience with 4 of them. The rest is scraped together with information I found online. For most languages I can find online how to form the first 100 cardinal numbers. But after that information is sparse. You can help by checking and expanding the test suite. This is very simple because the test suite consists only of numbers combined with the expected cardinal number word. Regards, Roel van Dijk