A generic term meaning the process by which text transformed into a more meaningful or clearer output. A typical example would be the transformation of a decimal into a particular currency format with the correct number of decimal places.

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Library assistant

HackerRank currently has '7 days of JavaScript' going, a quick intro into the JavaScript language. Every day a couple of challenges will be made available. One of the challenges of today was this: ...
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Syntax highlighter for HTML and PHP

I've created a JavaScript application to highlight the syntax of HTML and PHP. I know a lot of syntax highlighter are available nowadays, I just created to extend my knowledge in JS and regular ...
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Custom currency format

I have the following code for currency formatting ...
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Document formatting markup engine in Postscript

I've been rewriting this same sort of thing off and on over the years, but finally here's the "perfected" monstrosity. Some kruft in the middle with attempting to predict the number of spaces that ...
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Printing a nested data structure in Clojure

I wrote the following code which transforms a nested data structure ...
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Converting an angle in degrees to a pretty string representing it in radians

Given an angle in degrees, output a pretty string representation of its value in radians as a fraction. Where pretty means: Simplified as much as possible. With no unnecessary ones. Using the ...
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Pretty printing degrees input to radians

I'm mostly concerned about edge cases, although I think I dealt with them all. Improvements on code quality would also be much appreciated. ...
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Use va_list to format a string

I wrote a function that basically works like sprintf, but instead returns the formatted string (std::string). I haven't worked ...
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Printing an array in columns

I'm trying to define a function which takes an array and prints it to a predefined total width in as many columns as needed. Think of the way ls prints files for ...
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Convert data back-and-forth between CSV files and pretty-print

I wrote a script to convert CSV files in human readable format and vice versa. Human readable format is achieved like so: ...
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JLabel formatting on GPA calculator

I am currently working on a GPA Calculator side project over holiday break to become more familiar with Swing, but I find the number formatting is more complicated than in regular Java. At the moment ...
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K&R 1-21 write an “entab” program

From K&R exercise 1-21, Write a program entab that replaces strings of blanks by the minimum number of tabs and blanks to achieve the same spacing. Use the same tab stops as for detab. ...
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Function to format the local time

This is a statement that I use a lot in my code base: (LocalDateTime.now()).format(DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("ssmmHHddMMMuu")) Should I create a static method ...
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Format of hexeditor

Is there a cleaner way to write this code? It's the start of a hexeditor I'm creating. I'm aware that the variables aren't descriptive, this is just a test run for when I imbed it into a File ...
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Parsing users from a list of commands for email notifications

I want to make a list of the last words on each line of a file that looks like this: ...
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Print multiplication tables

Write a function that given a max argument will print a nicely aligned multiplication tables, for example, if max = 8 ...
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String formatting of unit types

I have a units of measure library that I added string formatting to. Here is sample code: ...
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Centering a line of text

I need a procedure that "centers" a string inside a string that is consecutive characters of a fixed length. For instance, ...
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Function to wrap words in a text editor without breaking them

These are 3 functions I created in C language to read in a text file, remove the carriage returns from it in order to display on the screen, and display the file on screen wrapped with the words of ...
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Formatting “Bond, JAMES (Mr)”

I need to call this function over a big dataset. I need it to be as efficient as possible but still be readable. Can I make it anymore efficient by using a different function for capitalize or blank ...
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Printing polynomials

I am taking a class on ruby and our assignment is to take user input and print out a polynomial. Wondering if I can get any feedback to how to improve my code. ...
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Perl code that breaks a line after fixed number of columns

Here is a simple program that I created to print a file by breaking it after a fixed number of columns. I feel it can be optimized but not sure how. Any feedback is great. ...
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Normalizing `DateTime` values to strings

I have this as part of a project to normalize DateTime values to more readable strings, localized to the relative time in the past that they happened. It allows ...
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Number to german decimal format converter function [closed]

I have a function that formats a number (even a float) to a German decimal format. I got this function from here ...
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A Scala script for beautify scientific notation strings from Excel

Excel renders scientific notation in the engineering fashion, e.g. “4.2E-5”. That’s OK, but when you are writing a scientific paper, it’s likely that you want it to look like this: “4.2×10⁻⁵”. I have ...
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Updating a clock display with the time

Originally, I was going to post a question about how to condense four repetitive functions into a single function, but I wound up figuring it out myself before I could even post it. However, the ...
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Using changeable column formatting to display table

When answering python tuition calculator v2, I got a little carried away, and started building a print_table() function which I don't like the resulting code for, ...
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Aligning text in Haskell

This Haskell program just aligns the text lines on the given substrings. I took inspiration from here, but my code is not golfed. ...
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Replacement string Base64 (and a Base32) conversion [closed]

This provides (my own) implementation of ToBase64String and FromBase64String (since the .NET implementations suck), and a ...
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Parse a plain text newsletter and show it with nicer markdown formatting

I wrote some code to parse an e-mailed events newsletter I'm on and redisplay it with better formatting. I like the output, but I'm not thrilled with the code. It feels like there's a lot of ...
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Stream manipulating indenter

I've always wanted to be able to steer stream indentation, so that I could write code like this: ...
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Phone number format and data entry restriction

I created a form that formats phone numbers, allows only allowable keys to be pressed, and converts a lettered entry into its corresponding phone keypad number. Is there some cleanup or better coding ...
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Significant Figures Formatting.00

I wrote this for an SO question on formatting numbers to specific quantities of significant figures (after all, reinventing-the-wheel), anyway, all critiques welcome. It's pretty easy to use, ...
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Twisting words! (boustrophedon formatting)

I decided to implement properly the Code Golf challenge about twisting strings. I report the assignement verbatim for convenience: Twisting Words! Given a string and a positive integer. You ...
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ANSI colors cross platform

I am trying to write for both NT and POSIX (my two usual platforms) and have come up with the code below. The clrs code I refer to is apparently from blender build ...
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printf-style string formatter

As part of a larger project I'm working on, I've made a function that aims to replicate, as best as I can, the placeholder part of the console.log() function usable ...
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Printing a text rectangle

I'm starting C as my first language and am just under halfway done the book I'm using. However, I commonly hear about 'bad' programmers and 'bad' code whenever I encounter any sort of programming ...
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A custom Pandas dataframe to_string method

Oftentimes I find myself converting pandas.DataFrame objects to lists of formatted row strings, so I can print the rows into, e.g. a ...
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Date formatters, lazily instantiated once

I would like to create two date formatters only on first call. In Objective-C I would use dispatch_once() but now working in Swift. Am I doing it correctly? My code ...
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Returning the length of the File in B/KB/MB

The method length() in File returns the length of a file in Bytes, this code transforms that into b/kb/mb as can be seen in the ...
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How much time is left?

rags-to-riches of Convert seconds to hours, minutes and seconds. In that question, BigDecimal was chosen to be the model class, which doesn't seem like a right fit ...
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Implementing SQL function STR

I am writing a piece of code in c# that mimics the behaviour of following SQL function STR in the following case: ...
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Dump hash in columns

I tried to answer the question "How to print a hash in Perl, such that 3 key value pairs are printed on each line?" like this. As I got an uncommented downvote, I'd like to ask: What's wrong with/How ...
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Building a report of DNA sites and chunks

Here is the slow part of my code: ...
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Sample printf implementation

Here is my code for printf() implementation in C. Please share your thoughts for improvements. ...
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Rust language tag implementation

language-tags is my first crate, it is hosted on GitHub and I uploaded it to Crates.io. It parses language tags like en-US into useful parts, like language and ...
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YUIDoc syntax for optionally static constructor

In JavaScript, I wrote a class that can be optionally instantiated with the new keyword, but can also be called statically as well. What is the best way to ...
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Triangled printing

This code prints numbers in a triangled way, such as: 1 12 123 12 1 This is the code: ...
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Get an integer as input and display Pi rounded to that amount of decimal places

I've been writing a program that accepts an integer as input and displays the number Pi rounded to that number. The only issue I see is the fact that the Math.Round ...
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Text centering function in bash

I wanted to center some text in my commandline application, so I came up with this function. ...