Take a decimal number and convert it to its string representation

Number String Representation

Take a decimal number and convert it to a string representation. For example if you have the number 2523.04, this module will convert 2523.04 to "Two thousand five hundred twenty-three and 04/100 dollars"


npm install -g number-string-representation


The module requires that you have the node and npm binaries installed and available on your path. The latest version node.js is available here and includes the npm binary as well


The module can be used either as a stand-alone command line tool or within other javascript code. The module has only been tested on node.js versions 0.8 & 0.10 but should work in the browser without issues

As a command line tool

number-string-representation --number="2523.04"
# outputs "Two thousand five hundred twenty-three and 04/100 dollars"

For usage of the command line tool execute the command with no option parameters specified

# prints out usage information

As a module within your own code. Note that you must pass a valid number as the input parameter to module function. String numbers will throw an exception

Valid input parameter example

var numberStringRepresentation = require('number-string-representation')
var input = 2523.04
var output = numberStringRepresentation(input)
console.log('output: %s', output)

Invalid input parameter example

var numberStringRepresentation = require('number-string-representation')
var input = '2523.04'
var output = numberStringRepresentation(input) // will throw an error here 
console.log('output: %s', output)

Negative numbers

If you supply a negative number as an input, the output will be prepended with the text 'Negative '

var numberStringRepresentation = require('number-string-representation')
var input = -2523.04
// output === 'Negative two thousand five hundred twenty-three and 04/100 dollars' 
Ne output = numberStringRepresentation(input)
console.log('output: %s', output)

When using negative numbers with the command line tool, you must pass them using both the equals sign and quotation marks around your value

number-string-representation --number="-2523.04"
# outputs "Negative two thousand five hundred twenty-three and 04/100 dollars"

The following will not work and will instead throw an error. Note that the equals sign from the example above is missing here:

number-string-representation --number "-2523.04"


Currently the module only supports numbers in the range [-999999999999999, 999999999999999], which corresponds to negative trillions to positive trillions.

If you input a number with fractional cents, they will always be rounded down. For example

number-string-representation --number=".546"
# will output "Zero and 54/100 dollars"


# install the development dependencies
npm install
# run the tests
npm test