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Last night I was writing some php code in which I had to multiply numbers with hundreds or thousands which resulted in very huge numbers and it was really difficult for me to read it. Therefore I created a function named nice_numbers to which converts any number into human readable form. Here is my function :-


function nice_number($n){
// first strip any formatting;
@$n = (0 + str_replace(",", "", $n));

// is this a number?
if (!is_numeric($n)) return false;

// now filter it;
if ($n > 1000000000000) return round(($n/1000000000000), 2).’ Tn’;
elseif ($n > 1000000000) return round(($n/1000000000), 2).’ Bn’;
elseif ($n > 1000000) return round(($n/1000000), 2).’ M’;
elseif ($n > 1000) return round(($n/1000), 2).’ K’;

return number_format($n);


NOTE : You can copy and use this function for anywhere you want to. You can pass any number to the nice_number function and get it converted into human readable form.

Example Usage :-


echo nice_number(10000000); // will print the number in human readable form


How Does The Function Work

The function isn’t really tough it just like rounds up your number with a base of 1000, 1000000 , etc. Fore example –


$num = 1000 ;

$round = round($num,1000) ;

$human_readable = $round.’ K’ ;

echo $human_readable ; // 1 K


And that’s it I hope this was all that you needed. In case if you didn’t get something ask me in the comments section below. Here are some other awesome posts for you –

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