# Python | Convert numeric words to numbers

Sometimes, while working with python Strings, we can have a problem in which we need to convert the strings that are in form of named numbers to actual numbers. This has application in Mathematical domains and Data Science domains. Lets discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using `loop + join() + split()`
One of the ways to solve this problem is to use a map, where one can map the numeric with words and then split the strings and rejoin using mapping to numbers.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of  ` `# Convert numeric words to numbers ` `# Using join() + split() ` ` `  `help_dict ``=` `{ ` `    ``'one'``: ``'1'``, ` `    ``'two'``: ``'2'``, ` `    ``'three'``: ``'3'``, ` `    ``'four'``: ``'4'``, ` `    ``'five'``: ``'5'``, ` `    ``'six'``: ``'6'``, ` `    ``'seven'``: ``'7'``, ` `    ``'eight'``: ``'8'``, ` `    ``'nine'``: ``'9'``, ` `    ``'zero'` `: ``'0'` `} ` ` `  `# initializing string ` `test_str ``=` `"zero four zero one"` ` `  `# printing original string ` `print``(``"The original string is : "` `+` `test_str) ` ` `  `# Convert numeric words to numbers ` `# Using join() + split() ` `res ``=` `''.join(help_dict[ele] ``for` `ele ``in` `test_str.split()) ` ` `  `# printing result  ` `print``(``"The string after performing replace : "` `+` `res)  `

Output :

```The original string is : zero four zero one
The string after performing replace : 0401
```

Method #2 : Using `word2number` library
This problem can also be solved using PyPI library `word2number`. It has inbuilt functions that converts words to numbers.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of  ` `# Convert numeric words to numbers ` `# Using word2number ` `from` `word2number ``import` `w2n ` ` `  `# initializing string ` `test_str ``=` `"zero four zero one"` ` `  `# printing original string ` `print``(``"The original string is : "` `+` `test_str) ` ` `  `# Convert numeric words to numbers ` `# Using word2number ` `res ``=` `w2n.word_to_num(test_str) ` ` `  `# printing result  ` `print``(``"The string after performing replace : "` `+` `str``(res))  `

Output :

```The original string is : zero four zero one
The string after performing replace : 0401
```

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