# How to abbreviate numbers

Is there a way that I can abbreviate a player’s coins (1000 - 1k ect) like a simulator format? This is my local script within a text lable:

``````while wait() do
local player = game:GetService("Players").LocalPlayer
end
``````

try this function.

``````function aberviate(num)
if num < 1000 then
return num
else
local number = math.floor(num)
local abreviations = {
[3] = "K",
[6] = "M",
[9] = "B",
[12] = "T",
[15] = "Qa"
}
local show = #tostring(number) % 3
if show == 0 then
show = 3
end
local trueLength = #tostring(number) - show
if abreviations[trueLength] then
number = tostring(number)
return string.sub(number,1,show)..abreviations[trueLength]
else
return num
end
end
end
``````

This was a quick function I whipped up. It can be infinity added upon for larger numbers. (Does not support decimals or negative numbers yet)

I recommend that you also make your code more efficient. Try this out:

``````local plr = game:GetService("Players").LocalPlayer

function aberviate(num)
if num < 1000 then
return num
else
local number = math.floor(num)
local abreviations = {
[3] = "K",
[6] = "M",
[9] = "B",
[12] = "T",
[15] = "Qa"
}
local show = #tostring(number) % 3
if show == 0 then
show = 3
end
local trueLength = #tostring(number) - show
if abreviations[trueLength] then
number = tostring(number)
return string.sub(number,1,show)..abreviations[trueLength]
else
return num
end
end
end

end)
``````

Is there a way that I can make it say 1.1k when the value is 1100 ect?

yes. Completely delete the old function and replace it with this. Do you see the decAcc variable? you can set that to how many decimals you want.

``````function aberviate(num)
local decAcc = 2
if num < 1000 then
return num
else
local number = math.floor(num)
local abreviations = {
[3] = "K",
[6] = "M",
[9] = "B",
[12] = "T",
[15] = "Qa"
}
local show = #tostring(number) % 3
if show == 0 then
show = 3
end
local trueLength = #tostring(number) - show
if abreviations[trueLength] then
number = tostring(number)
return string.sub(number,1,show)..".".. string.sub(number,show + 1,show+decAcc) ..   abreviations[trueLength]
else
return num
end
end
end
``````
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I have 1 last problem, because the text value only changes when the cash value changes, when I load into the game the text says “\$ Cash” until i click to change the value, how can i fix this?

Try this:

``````local plr = game:GetService("Players").LocalPlayer

function aberviate(num)
local decimalAcc = 2
if num < 1000 then
return num
else
local number = math.floor(num)
local abreviations = {
[3] = "K",
[6] = "M",
[9] = "B",
[12] = "T",
[15] = "Qa"
}
local show = #tostring(number) % 3
if show == 0 then
show = 3
end
local trueLength = #tostring(number) - show
if abreviations[trueLength] then
number = tostring(number)
return string.sub(number,1,show).. string.sub(show,) ..   abreviations[trueLength]
else
return num
end
end
end

script.Parent.Text = "\$0"