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Python f-string decimal places

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For Python f-string decimal places Include the type specifier in your format expression. When it comes to float numbers, you can use format specifiers:



  • value is any expression that evaluates to a number
  • width that specifies the number of characters used in total to display, but if value needs more space than the width specified then the additional space is used.
  • precision indicates the number of characters used after the decimal point


>>> number1 = 10.1234
>>> f'{number1:.2f}'


"{" [field_name] ["!" conversion] [":" format_spec] "}"


# Let's break it down...
#       [field_name]     => number1
#       ["!" conversion] => Not used
#       [format_spec]    => [.precision][type] 
#                        => .[2][f] => .2f  # where f means Fixed-point notation

Python f-string decimal places

Simple example code uses format specifiers with f strings.

# number of decimals
pi = 3.141592653589793238462643383279
print(f'The first 6 decimals of pi are {pi:.6f}.')

# convert to percentage
grade = 29/45
print(f'My grade rounded to 3 decimals is {grade:.3%}.')

# print constant length
from random import randint
for i in range(5):
    print(f'My money is {randint(0, 150):>3}$')

# comma thousand separator
print(f'I am worth {10000000000:,}$')


Python f-string decimal places

Rounding floats with f-string

Using .2f will round down to a total of 2 digits using scientific notation and will only work on float numbers instead of ints as well.

x = 3.14159265
print(f'pi = {x:.2f}')

Output: pi = 3.14

Here’s a more detailed example showing different numbers of decimal places:

number = 123.456789

# Format to 1 decimal place
formatted_1dp = f"{number:.1f}"
print(formatted_1dp)  # Output: 123.5

# Format to 2 decimal places
formatted_2dp = f"{number:.2f}"
print(formatted_2dp)  # Output: 123.46

# Format to 3 decimal places
formatted_3dp = f"{number:.3f}"
print(formatted_3dp)  # Output: 123.457

# Format to 4 decimal places
formatted_4dp = f"{number:.4f}"
print(formatted_4dp)  # Output: 123.4568

Do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this Python format string topic.

Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3.3 (Community Edition)

Windows 10

Python 3.10.1

All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.

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