Formatting a currency using Regular Expression
Additional Python Facilities example from a Well House Consultants training course
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Source code: currency.py Module: Y115
from re import *
self.amount = amount
temp = "%.2f" % self.amount
profile = compile(r"(\d)(\d\d\d[.,])")
temp, count = subn(profile,r"\1,\2",temp)
if not count: break
price = currency(1991237.6)
vat = price * 15.0 / 115.0
net = currency(price - vat)
print "Price is",price,"which is",net,"plus",currency(vat),"VAT"
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