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# How would you add commas to integers?

I'm trying to add commas to integers, for example:

x = 5000
print(x) --> 5000

I want commas in between each three digits. So I want it to be:

--> 5,000

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sO_Ov 275
1 year ago
x = 5000

function commas(str)
return #str % 3 == 0 and str:reverse():gsub("(%d%d%d)", "%1,"):reverse():sub(2) or  str:reverse():gsub("(%d%d%d)", "%1,"):reverse()
end

-- you need convert the value to string (using tostring())

print(commas(tostring(x)))
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i have an odd feeling this was taken from another answer Fifkee 2017 — 1y
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Yes, from "Destrings" answer sO_Ov 275 — 1y
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BuDeep 214
1 year ago

I know I'm a little bit late, but I figured I'd show my take at converting a number to comma format. This works with negative numbers as well.

function ConvertNumber(num)
local newNum = nil--This variable is the final product, and will be what prints to the output
local numRev = string.reverse(num)--The first of the reversed numbers
local numRev2 = string.reverse(num)--The second of the reversed numbers

local stringLen = string.len(num)
local amntOfTimes = stringLen / 3 --This divides the string length by 3, which is also how many spaces are in between commas.
local tempAmntOfTimes = tostring(amntOfTimes)--This plays into the function below

if string.len(tempAmntOfTimes) == 1 then--This function checks to see if the integer value of amntOfTimes is a decimal or whole number. If it is a whole number it subtracts one from the value. This is so there isnt a comma at the beginning of the number
amntOfTimes = amntOfTimes - 1
end

local x = 3--This value is how many spaces the next comma needs to be
local n = 0--This value offsets the comma to be in the correct spot

for i = 1, amntOfTimes do
numRev = string.sub(numRev, 1, x+n)..','..string.sub(numRev2, x+1, stringLen)--Everything comes together here

n = n + 1
x = x + 3
end

local newNum = string.reverse(numRev)--ReReverses the number to make it look normal
print(newNum)
end

ConvertNumber(5000)--Put the number you want to convert here