# Interpret numbers very literally

To interpret a positive integer very literally, write it in English words (without "and"), replace hyphens with spaces, replace each resulting word with its number value, and concatenate the results into a single number.

To write a positive integer more than 99 but less than 1000 in English words, prefix its last two digits written in English with [first digit in English]hundred with a trailing space.

To write a positive integer more than 999 but less than 1 million in English words, use the following syntax: [part before the last 3 digits in English]thousand[last 3 digits in English], all separated by spaces.

The task is to input a positive integer (less than 1 million) and output it, interpreted very literally.

# Examples

1 -> 1                       (one)
10 -> 10                     (ten)
16 -> 16                     (sixteen)
23 -> 203                    (twenty three)
111 -> 110011                (one hundred eleven)
123 -> 1100203               (one hundred twenty three)
1234 -> 110002100304         (one thousand two hundred thirty four)
12345 -> 1210003100405       (twelve thousand three hundred forty five)
123456 -> 110020310004100506 (one hundred twenty three thousand four hundred fifty six)
1056 -> 11000506             (one thousand fifty six)
101101 -> 11001100011001     (one hundred one thousand one hundred one)
110110 -> 1100101000110010   (one hundred ten thousand one hundred ten)


Feel free to add more test cases if necessary.

This is tagged , so the shortest code wins.

• Link to deleted sandbox post – my pronoun is monicareinstate Nov 1 at 13:49
• May I suggest a couple test cases where there are 0s in the middle of the number? e.g. 1056 -> 11000506 – Business Cat Nov 1 at 15:47
• Also, what output should be given for 100? I would assume it should be 1100 (one hundred)? – Business Cat Nov 1 at 16:01
• @BusinessCat That's correct. I will add some more test cases later. – my pronoun is monicareinstate Nov 1 at 16:13

# 05AB1E, 2623 21 bytes

₄вεтвεSÐP@θ1Ký0Û]тý₄ý


Port of @Neil's Charcoal answer, so make sure to upvote him as well.
-5 bytes thanks to @Grimy.

Explanation:

₄в                # Convert the (implicit) input-integer to base-1000 as list
#  i.e. 119100 → [119,100]
#  i.e. 23 → 
ε               # Map each value to:
тв             #  Convert the value to base-100 as list
#   i.e. [119,100] → [[1,19],[1,0]]
#   i.e.  → []
ε            #  Map each value y to:
S           #   Convert the current value to a list of digits
#    i.e. [[1,19],[1,0]] → [[,[1,9]],[,]]
#    i.e. [] → [[[2,3]]]
Ð          #   Triplicate this list
P         #   Take the product of each inner list of digits
#    i.e. [[,[1,9]],[,]] → [[,],[,]
#    i.e. [[[2,3]]] → []
@        #   Check if it's larger than or equal to each digit
#    i.e. [[,[1,9]],[,]] and [[,],[,]
#     → [[,[1,1]],[,]]
#    i.e. [[[2,3]]] and [] → [[[0,0]]]
θ       #   Keep only the last check of each
#    i.e. [[,[1,1]],[,]] → [[,],[,]]
#    i.e. [[]]
1K     #   Remove all 1s from each 'string'
#    i.e. [[,],[,]] → [[[""],[""]],[[""],[""]]]
#    i.e. [[["0"]]]
ý    #   Join the list of digits by this string
#    i.e. [[,[1,9]],[,]] and [["",""],["",""]]→ [[1,19],[1,0]]
#    i.e. [[[2,3]]] and [["0"]] → []
0Û          #   Remove any trailing 0s
#    i.e. [[1,19],[1,0]] → [[1,19],[1,""]]
#    i.e. [] → []
]               # Close both maps
тý             # Join the inner lists by "100"
#  i.e. [[1,19],[1,""]] → [110019,1100]
#  i.e. [] → 
₄ý           # And then those strings by "1000"
#  i.e. [110019,1100] → 11001910001100
#  i.e.  → 203
# (after which the result is output implicitly)

• yĀ× to 0Û, y20›yθĀ* to ySPyθ›. TIO. – Grimmy Nov 4 at 17:47
• @Grimmy Thanks. That ySPyθ› is smart! :D Too bad the duplicated yS cannot be golfed. I saw a few alternatives, but all the same byte-count. Unless you know an alternative for the 0#× for "0" if truthy; "" if falsey? – Kevin Cruijssen Nov 4 at 18:24
• Actually the duplicated yS can be golfed: 22. EDIT: 21. – Grimmy Nov 4 at 22:54
• @Grimmy Ah, that 21 is smart. First doing the >= check, and only then getting the last value. And also that 1K for "0" or "". Nice one! – Kevin Cruijssen Nov 5 at 8:12
• @Grimmy I like that replacement of ">20 and >0 (mod 10)" with "digitial product exceeds last digit" - it saved me two bytes on my Charcoal answer too, thanks! – Neil Nov 6 at 21:37

# Python 2, 76 bytes

f=lambda n,k=1000:n>19and(f(n/k,k/10)+k-k%4*5)*(n>=k)+f(n%k,k/10)orn[:n]


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Test suite from Chas Brown.

A fully recursive solution that splits on place values k=1000, k=100, and k=10. The separator for the place values is computed as k-k%4*5, which maps

1000 -> 1000
100  -> 100
10   -> 0


By stopping when n<=19, we avoid one-word numbers in the teens being split up.

# Gaia, 44 43 bytes

:(!>
ℍZ:₸Z¤1>∧'0×¤ṙ$×:dẏ×,↑ℍṙ× @3eZ,↑¦↓3eṙ×  Longer than my original answer, but it works now. fixed my code again but now it's twice as sad Try it online! @3eZ,↑¦↓3eṙ× Main function. @3eZ Input divmod 1000, pushes input div 1000 then input mod 1000 , Pair those two value into a list ↑¦ Run the upper function on both ↓ Call the function below (loops to top function) 3eṙ The string "1000" × Join the list with "1000" ℍZ:₸Z¤1>∧'0×¤ṙ$×:dẏ×,↑ℍṙ×  Helper function. Called with 1 argument.
ℍZ                          Divmod with 100
:₸Z                       Copy the mod part and divmod with 10
Stack is: [100s digit, arg mod 100, 10s digit, 1s digit]
¤1>                    Bring 10s digit to the top and check if it's greater than 1
∧                   Logical AND with 1s digit. (results in 0 or 1)
'0×                Multiply the character 0 by that result
¤               Bring 'arg mod 100' to the top
ṙ$Get its string representation and split it into characters (simply doing digit list doesn't work in the case it's 0) × Join this with the multiplied '0' string :d Copy and parse as a number ẏ Is it positive? (0 or 1) × Multiply the string of the number by that result. , Pair: gives the list [100s digit, string from above] ↑ Call the function above > Remove the first ^ elements from the pair ℍṙ× Join the resulting list with the string "100" :(!> Helper function 2. In this program it is only called with a list. :( Copy and get the first element. ! Boolean negate (0 or 1) > Remove that many characters from the start of the list  # PHP, 137136 143 bytes function f($n){return$n>99?$n>999?f(substr($n,0,-3)).(1e3).f(substr($n,-3)):$n.'100'.f($n.$n):($n>20&&$n%10?(0^$n/10).'0'.$n:+$n);}


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• Also doesn't work for the 1056 case – JBernardo Nov 1 at 16:49
• @JBernardo thanks, fixed. – Night2 Nov 1 at 19:49

# Python 3+inflect, 193 bytes

import inflect,re
exec("for i in re.sub('(and)|\W',' ',%sinput())).split():\n for j in range(0,6**8):\n  if i in %sj):\n   print(j,end='')\n   break"%(('inflect.engine().number_to_words(',)*2))


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Very naive solution which uses Python's inflect library. Here is the unfurled code:

import inflect,re
for i in re.sub('(and)|\W+',' ',inflect.engine().number_to_words(input())).split():
for j in range(0,6**8):
if i in inflect.engine().number_to_words(j):
print(j,end='')
break

• Replace 6**8 with 9**9 and this should work in theory for all inputs under a billion, but would take ages. – 79037662 Nov 1 at 17:56
• So you're using a 3rd party library that is exactly to convert numbers to words... So why don't you create a library that completes the exercise and just use that. I bet you can do it in less than 10 bytes – JBernardo Nov 1 at 20:15
• @JBernardo For the same reason you can't just write a language that solves the question in 0 bytes, but my mistake was not putting the library in the header. codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7243/… – 79037662 Nov 1 at 20:34
• Or am I wrong about that? – 79037662 Nov 1 at 20:37

# JavaScript, 69 bytes

Recursively splits and joins based on place values stored in k. Inspired by xnor's Python answer.

f=(n,k=1e3)=>n<20?+n||'':(n<k?'':f(n/k|0,k/10)+[k-10&&k])+f(n%k,k/10)


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# Charcoal, 343231 29 bytes

⪫Ｅ↨Ｎφ⪫Ｅ↨ι¹⁰⁰⪫↨λχ…0›Πλ﹪λχ100Ｉφ


Try it online! Link is to verbose version of code. Edit: Saved 2 bytes thanks to @Grimmy. Saved a further byte by finding a better way to choose between 0 or the empty string from a boolean. Saved a further 2 bytes because Base(l, 10) conveniently returns an empty array when l is zero. Explanation:

   Ｎ                            Input number
↨ φ                           Convert to base 1000 as an array
Ｅ                              Map over elements
ι                       Current element
↨ ¹⁰⁰                    Convert to base 100 as an array
Ｅ                         Map over elements
λ                 Current element
↨ χ                Convert to base 10 as an array
⪫                   Join with
0              Literal 0
…               Truncated to length
λ           Current element
Π            Digital product
›             Is greater than
λ         Current element
﹪          Modulo
χ        Predefined variable 10
⪫                          Join with
100     Literal string 100
⪫                               Join with
φ   Predefined variable 1000
Ｉ    Cast to string


Example: 67890[67, 890][, [8, 90]][, [8, 90]][607, 810090]6071000810090.

# JavaScript, 9593 92 bytes

f=n=>n>999?f(n/1e3|0)+[1e3]+f(n%1e3):n>99?(n/100|0)+'100'+f(n%100):n>20&&(x=n%10)?n-x+''+x:n


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• -2 bytes (@Shaggy): store n%10 in a variable

• -1 byte (@Arnauld): replace '1000' with [1e3]

• 93 bytes – Shaggy Nov 2 at 10:21
• '1000' can be turned into [1e3]. – Arnauld Nov 2 at 17:20

# Python 2, 106105100 107 bytes

f=lambda n:n/T and f(n/T)+T+f(n%T)or(n>=H)*n/H*T+H+'0'[:n%10>0<n%H>19].join(n%H)*(n%H>0)
H=100;T=1000


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Saved 5 bytes adapting the .join approach of randomdude999's answer; lost 7 bytes fixing a bug :).

# Python 3, 110 115 bytes

def F(n,o=""):
for i in 1000,100:
if n>=i:o+=F(n//i)+str(i);n%=i
return o+'0'[:0<n%10<=n>19].join(str(n))*(n>0)


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Pretty simple. Hundreds and thousands are handled recursively.

+5 bytes but fixed a bug with F(100) thanks to @ChasBrown.

• F(100) gives wrong result. – JBernardo Nov 1 at 16:46
• 107 bytes, also fixes the F(100) issue. – Chas Brown Nov 1 at 22:49
• Which python is it? QtPython 3.6.6 on Android gives me just the digit representation not words. F(55) -> '505' – Gnudiff Nov 1 at 23:09
• @ChasBrown Unfortunately that fails on F(20). – 79037662 Nov 1 at 23:50
• @79037662 : Quite right! 115 bytes . Also was a bug in my answer as well. – Chas Brown Nov 2 at 1:16