Someone was asking on the Discord how to convert numbers written out with words (i.e. one hundred twenty seven) to their numerical equivalents in Mudlet, so I put together a simple script to do that for numbers up to, but not including, one trillion, but this can easily be extended by adding the appropriate entries in the factors table. As another key limitation, this only covers whole numbers, no decimals.

```
local numbers = {zero = 0, one = 1, two = 2, three = 3, four = 4, five = 5, six = 6,
seven = 7, eight = 8, nine = 9, ten = 10, eleven = 11, twelve = 12, thirteen = 13,
fourteen = 14, fifteen = 15, sixteen = 16, seventeen = 17, eighteen = 18,
nineteen = 19, twenty = 20, thirty = 30, forty = 40, fifty = 50, sixty = 60,
seventy = 70, eighty = 80, ninety = 90}
local factors = {hundred = 100, thousand = 1000, million = 10^6, billion = 10^9}
function convert_number_words(num)
local words = {}
for w in string.gmatch(num,"%a+") do
if numbers[w] then
table.insert(words,numbers[w])
elseif factors[w] then
local len = #words
local sum = 0
for k = len, 1, -1 do
if sum + words[k] < factors[w] then
sum = sum + words[k]
words[k] = nil
else
break
end
end
table.insert(words,sum*factors[w])
end
end
local total = 0
for k,v in ipairs(words) do
total = total + v
end
return(total)
end
```