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Avoid string translated as date when plot scatter


I have a problem where a string is translated into dates, without my intent. For example if I run on Python:

import as px
fig = px.scatter(x=[‘00-01’, ‘01-02’, ‘02-03’], y=[0, 1, 4,])

The ‘00-01’ is translated into ‘Jan 2000’ on the x-axis when visualized. I just want it to show 00-01 on the x-axis. While when running with ‘x=[‘12-13’, ‘13-14’, ‘14-15’]’ this is not a problem.

How can I avoid that it interpret it as dates?


Hi, you can force the axis type to be ‘category’ as follows

import as px
fig = px.scatter(x=['00-01', '01-02', '02-03'], y=[0, 1, 4,])

(plotly is interpreting strings formatted like dates as dates, but you can override this behaviour)

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Thank you Emmanuelle for your fast answer :slight_smile: