Mat Banik - 1 month ago 20

Java Question

I'd like to format following numbers into the numbers next to them with java:

`1000 to 1k`

5821 to 5.8k

10500 to 10k

101800 to 101k

2000000 to 2m

7800000 to 7.8m

92150000 to 92m

123200000 to 123m

The number on the right will be long or integer the number on the left will be string.

How should I approach this. I already did little algorithm for this but I thought there might be already something invented out there that does nicer job at it and doesn't require additional testing if I start dealing with billions and trillions :)

Additional Requirements:

- The format should have maximum of 4 characters
- The above means 1.1k is OK 11.2k is not. Same for 7.8m is OK 19.1m is not. Only one digit before decimal point is allowed to have decimal point. Two digits before decimal point means not digits after decimal point.
- No rounding is necessary. (Numbers being displayed with k and m appended are more of analog gauge indicating approximation not precise article of logic. Hence rounding is irrelevant mainly due to nature of variable than can increase or decrees several digits even while you are looking at the cached result.)

Answer

Here is ** a solution that works for any long value** and that I find quite readable (the core logic is done in the bottom three lines of the

`format`

method).It leverages `TreeMap`

to find the appropriate suffix. It is surprisingly more efficient than a previous solution I wrote that was using arrays and was more difficult to read.

```
private static final NavigableMap<Long, String> suffixes = new TreeMap<> ();
static {
suffixes.put(1_000L, "k");
suffixes.put(1_000_000L, "M");
suffixes.put(1_000_000_000L, "G");
suffixes.put(1_000_000_000_000L, "T");
suffixes.put(1_000_000_000_000_000L, "P");
suffixes.put(1_000_000_000_000_000_000L, "E");
}
public static String format(long value) {
//Long.MIN_VALUE == -Long.MIN_VALUE so we need an adjustment here
if (value == Long.MIN_VALUE) return format(Long.MIN_VALUE + 1);
if (value < 0) return "-" + format(-value);
if (value < 1000) return Long.toString(value); //deal with easy case
Entry<Long, String> e = suffixes.floorEntry(value);
Long divideBy = e.getKey();
String suffix = e.getValue();
long truncated = value / (divideBy / 10); //the number part of the output times 10
boolean hasDecimal = truncated < 100 && (truncated / 10d) != (truncated / 10);
return hasDecimal ? (truncated / 10d) + suffix : (truncated / 10) + suffix;
}
```

```
public static void main(String args[]) {
long[] numbers = {0, 5, 999, 1_000, -5_821, 10_500, -101_800, 2_000_000, -7_800_000, 92_150_000, 123_200_000, 9_999_999, 999_999_999_999_999_999L, 1_230_000_000_000_000L, Long.MIN_VALUE, Long.MAX_VALUE};
String[] expected = {"0", "5", "999", "1k", "-5.8k", "10k", "-101k", "2M", "-7.8M", "92M", "123M", "9.9M", "999P", "1.2P", "-9.2E", "9.2E"};
for (int i = 0; i < numbers.length; i++) {
long n = numbers[i];
String formatted = format(n);
System.out.println(n + " => " + formatted);
if (!formatted.equals(expected[i])) throw new AssertionError("Expected: " + expected[i] + " but found: " + formatted);
}
}
```