Why hello there dear internet friend!
That’s it! Pretty nifty right?
I currently happen to be working on a personal finance app called Moolabeast at the moment, so that’s why I decided to publish this post. After releasing the latest version of the app I noticed a bug that was causing some of my financial transactions to format something like $ 34.089999999999996 , yikes! Thus the interest in this topic.
If you’d like a reference to play around with, check out my “definitive guide” below:
(UPDATE 11/26/2019: It looks like the regex was for adding commas, whoops! If you need commas, which I assume you do, check the last section of the code sample below for the regex magic.)
(UPDATE: 11/30/2019: The regex magic described above does not work with floating point numbers represented as strings. One could write a regular expression that does work with whole numbers, however, I’m not very good with writing regular expressions. Therefore, I’ve included a little function which I wrote in case anyone needs to add commas to whole numbers.)