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Formatting - time and money using the % operator and format method
String Handling example from a Well House Consultants training course
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   • Python - comparison of old and new string formatters - [link]

Source code: nf Module: Y108
# Formatting - time and money using the % operator and format method

h = 7
m = 5

# thyme = "Wakey time is %02d:%02d tomorrow" % (h,m) # --- OLD way
thyme = "Wakey time is {0:02d}:{1:02d} tomorrow".format (h,m)

print(thyme)

print("Wake up at",h,":",m)

gifting = 1000.0

for nncount in range(1,21):
        amount = gifting / nncount
        # pline = "With %2d each would get %8.2f" % (nncount,amount) # --- OLD Way
        pline = "With {0:2d} each would get {1:8.2f}".format (nncount,amount) # This ok from 2.6
        print("With",nncount,"each gets",amount)
        print(pline)

""" Sample Output
WomanWithCat:y108 grahamellis$ python3 nf
Wakey time is 07:05 tomorrow
Wake up at 7 : 5
With 1 each gets 1000.0
With 1 each would get 1000.00
With 2 each gets 500.0
With 2 each would get 500.00
With 3 each gets 333.3333333333333
With 3 each would get 333.33
With 4 each gets 250.0
With 4 each would get 250.00
With 5 each gets 200.0
With 5 each would get 200.00
With 6 each gets 166.66666666666666
With 6 each would get 166.67
With 7 each gets 142.85714285714286
With 7 each would get 142.86
With 8 each gets 125.0
With 8 each would get 125.00
With 9 each gets 111.11111111111111
With 9 each would get 111.11
With 10 each gets 100.0
With 10 each would get 100.00
With 11 each gets 90.9090909090909
With 11 each would get 90.91
With 12 each gets 83.33333333333333
With 12 each would get 83.33
With 13 each gets 76.92307692307692
With 13 each would get 76.92
With 14 each gets 71.42857142857143
With 14 each would get 71.43
With 15 each gets 66.66666666666667
With 15 each would get 66.67
With 16 each gets 62.5
With 16 each would get 62.50
With 17 each gets 58.8235294117647
With 17 each would get 58.82
With 18 each gets 55.55555555555556
With 18 each would get 55.56
With 19 each gets 52.63157894736842
With 19 each would get 52.63
With 20 each gets 50.0
With 20 each would get 50.00
WomanWithCat:y108 grahamellis$
"""

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