Number Helper

The Number Helper file contains functions that help you work with numeric data in a locale-aware manner.

Loading this Helper

This helper is loaded using the following code:

helper('number');

Available Functions

The following functions are available:

number_to_size($num[, $precision = 1[, $locale = null])
Parameters:
  • $num (mixed) – Number of bytes
  • $precision (int) – Floating point precision
Returns:

Formatted data size string

Return type:

string

Formats numbers as bytes, based on size, and adds the appropriate suffix. Examples:

echo number_to_size(456); // Returns 456 Bytes
echo number_to_size(4567); // Returns 4.5 KB
echo number_to_size(45678); // Returns 44.6 KB
echo number_to_size(456789); // Returns 447.8 KB
echo number_to_size(3456789); // Returns 3.3 MB
echo number_to_size(12345678912345); // Returns 1.8 GB
echo number_to_size(123456789123456789); // Returns 11,228.3 TB

An optional second parameter allows you to set the precision of the result:

echo number_to_size(45678, 2); // Returns 44.61 KB

An optional third parameter allows you to specify the locale that should be used when generating the number, and can affect the formatting. If no locale is specified, the Request will be analyzed and an appropriate locale taken from the headers, or the app-default:

// Generates 11.2 TB
echo number_to_size(12345678912345, 1, 'en_US');
// Generates 11,2 TB
echo number_to_size(12345678912345, 1, 'fr_FR');

Note

The text generated by this function is found in the following language file: language/<your_lang>/Number.php

number_to_amount($num[, $precision = 1[, $locale = null])
Parameters:
  • $num (mixed) – Number to format
  • $precision (int) – Floating point precision
  • $locale (string) – The locale to use for formatting
Returns:

A human-readable version of the string

Return type:

string

Converts a number into a human-readable version, like 123.4 trillion for numbers up to the quadrillions. Examples:

echo number_to_amount(123456); // Returns 123 thousand
echo number_to_amount(123456789); // Returns 123 million
echo number_to_amount(1234567890123, 2); // Returns 1.23 trillion
echo number_to_amount('123,456,789,012', 2); // Returns 123.46 billion

An optional second parameter allows you to set the precision of the result:

echo number_to_amount(45678, 2); // Returns 45.68 thousand

An optional third parameter allows the locale to be specified:

echo number_to_amount('123,456,789,012', 2, 'de_DE'); // Returns 123,46 billion
number_to_currency($num, $currency[, $locale = null])
Parameters:
  • $num (mixed) – Number to format
  • $currency (string) – The currency type, i.e. USD, EUR, etc
  • $locale (string) – The locale to use for formatting
Returns:

The number as the appropriate currency for the locale

Return type:

string

Converts a number in common currency formats, like USD, EUR, GBP, etc:

echo number_to_currency(1234.56, 'USD');  // Returns $1,234.56
echo number_to_currency(1234.56, 'EUR');  // Returns £1,234.56
echo number_to_currency(1234.56, 'GBP');  // Returns £1,234.56
echo number_to_currency(1234.56, 'YEN');  // Returns YEN1,234.56
number_to_roman($num)
Parameters:
  • $num (string) – The number want to convert
Returns:

The roman number converted from given parameter

Return type:

string

Converts a number into roman:

echo number_to_roman(23);  // Returns XXIII
echo number_to_roman(324);  // Returns CCCXXIV
echo number_to_roman(2534);  // Returns MMDXXXIV