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Given an integer, return a string that is in an approximate, but human readable format

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import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.DecimalFormat;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.StringTokenizer;
import java.util.Collection;

 * General string utils
public class StringUtils {

  final public static char COMMA = ',';
  final public static String COMMA_STR = ",";
  final public static char ESCAPE_CHAR = '\\';
  private static DecimalFormat oneDecimal = new DecimalFormat("0.0");
   * Given an integer, return a string that is in an approximate, but human 
   * readable format. 
   * It uses the bases 'k', 'm', and 'g' for 1024, 1024**2, and 1024**3.
   * @param number the number to format
   * @return a human readable form of the integer
  public static String humanReadableInt(long number) {
    long absNumber = Math.abs(number);
    double result = number;
    String suffix = "";
    if (absNumber < 1024) {
      // nothing
    } else if (absNumber < 1024 * 1024) {
      result = number / 1024.0;
      suffix = "k";
    } else if (absNumber < 1024 * 1024 * 1024) {
      result = number / (1024.0 * 1024);
      suffix = "m";
    } else {
      result = number / (1024.0 * 1024 * 1024);
      suffix = "g";
    return oneDecimal.format(result) + suffix;


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